IBM Business Rules Service, Dedicated delivers an easy way to express business policy and the ability to run business logic directly from rule definitions within a Bluemix Dedicated environment

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-013
March 14, 2017

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IBM® Business Rules Service, Dedicated is part of the fully managed and cloud-hosted service for Bluemix® Dedicated that delivers the following capabilities:

  • Ability to capture the decision business logic into well-structured business rules written in natural language and decision tables
  • Ability to deploy business rules into executable decision services and invoke these services from client applications
  • Equivalent content of IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) V8.9 Decision Server Rules component

    For function delivered in ODM V8.9, refer to Software Announcement 217-070, dated February 21, 2017.



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Business Rules Service, Dedicated is a Bluemix service for the dedicated Bluemix environment. The Business Rules Service is comparable to its counterpart in the Bluemix public environment but is encapsulated for the Bluemix Dedicated platform. The Business Rules Service enables developers to spend less time recoding and testing when business policies change. The Business Rules Service minimizes your code changes by keeping business logic separated from application logic.

As part of your Bluemix Dedicated environment, you can create an instance of the Business Rules Service and begin executing rules that are authored by using a rule designer tool that you can download or by accessing an on-premise IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) Decision Center installation. You publish Business Rules Services in Bluemix from one of the design tools and the service can be called by an application to execute a decision. The Business Rules Service has a subscription that is based on a predictable, monthly consumption-based price that allows you to pay for a pre-determined amount of API calls (or decisions) that are made to the service per month.



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Key prerequisites
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Business Rules Service, Dedicated requires an:

  • Internet connection and a workstation and a supported web browser
  • IBM Bluemix Dedicated environment

    The Business Rules Service default space allocation on the Bluemix Dedicated platform is 16 GB. For additional details, see the product Service Description.

For additional details, refer to the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date
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March 17, 2017



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Reference information
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For additional information on ODM on Cloud, refer to Software Announcements

For additional information on ODM V8.9, refer to Software Announcement 217-070, dated February 21, 2017.

For additional information on ODM V8.8, refer to Software Announcements 216-283, dated July 19, 2016, and 215-347, dated October 6, 2015.



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Description Availability date Language
Business Rules Service, Dedicated March 17, 2017 Multilingual (electronic download) (Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, US English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish Portuguese Brazilian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish)

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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5725-U33 Cloud Service IBM Bluemix Dedicated System Services


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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

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Publications
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Documentation can be found at the Getting started with Business Rules website.



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Services
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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Business Rules Service, Dedicated requires a workstation with a web browser for internet access.

Software requirements

Business Rules Service, Dedicated requires a web browser.

Refer to the IBM Support Portal for the most current software requirements for Business Rules Service, Dedicated.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet. There is no physical media.



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Product Group: IBM Systems, Middleware

Product: IBM Bluemix Dedicated System Services (5725-U33)

Product Category: Business Rules


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Program name/Description Part number
IBM Business Rules Service Dedicated Million Rules Decisions per Month D1SHGLL
IBM Business Rules Service Dedicated Million Rules Decisions Overage D1SHHLL

Charge metric

Passport Advantage

Program/service name Program number Charge unit description
IBM Bluemix Dedicated System Services 5725-U33 Million Rules Decisions


Million Rules Decisions

Million Rules Decisions is a unit of measure by which the Cloud Service can be obtained. A Rules Decision is the outcome of invoking a ruleset from a rule execution server. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the number of Rules Decisions, rounded up to the nearest Million, executed or processed by the Cloud Service during the measurement period specified in Client's Proof of Entitlement or Transaction Document.



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