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The Anatomy of a Business Rule Management System

Published: 28 September 2007

ID: G00149753

Analyst(s): David McCoy, Eric Deitert


A business rule management strategy requires a core collection of technologies for processing rules, policies and execution scenarios. We detail the anatomy of the state-of-the-art rule technology: the business rule management system.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Evolution of Business Rule Technology
  • Anatomy Class: Dissecting and Analyzing a BRM
    • The Components of a Business Rule Management System
    • 1. The Rule Execution Engine
    • 2. Rule Repository
    • 3. Rule Integrated Development Environment
    • 4 Rule-Model Simulation
    • 5. Monitoring and Analysis
    • 6. Rule Management and Administration
    • 7. Rule Templates
  • Technology Is Not a Strategy

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