LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE, BOSTON, Mass., 3rd April 2006-JBossÂ®, Inc., the Professional Open Source company, today announced JBoss Rules 3.0, the newest version of the company's open source business rules engine. With JBoss Rules, one of several new product releases announced today, JBoss continues to deliver proven open source middleware products that improve business agility and solidify the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS(tm)) as the market's leading open source platform for service-oriented architecture (SOA).
JBoss Rules enables product and service offerings to be customised by applying business rules that can be applied across an SOA based on actions, events, and historical activities. With JBoss Rules, developers can quickly deploy rules that continuously make consistent decisions based on hundreds of thousands of facts. The declarative programming model of JBoss Rules provides clear data and logic separation and eliminates the time it takes developers to modify hard-coded business logic and update applications deployed across the enterprise. JBoss Rules is based on Drools, the popular open source Java-based rules engine project whose members elected to join JBoss in October 2005, and can be used as a stand alone product or integrated with JEMS.
"Enterprises today are looking for ways to automate repetitive software processes, while allowing for variations," said Pierre Fricke, director of product management, JBoss, Inc. "JBoss Rules provides a scalable solution that has zero license fees and the benefits of the JBoss Subscription standing behind it. With JBoss Rules, JBoss brings another market-leading Java product into JEMS to simplify development and deliver on our strategy of providing interoperable middleware that offers an alternative to monolithic proprietary platforms."
Daiwa Securities America Inc., a securities industry and brokerage company uses JBoss Rules to analyse trade data and check SEC compliance. Steve Dunstan, Vice President and Enterprise Systems Architect, Daiwa Securities America Inc. said: "Compliance is a major issue when dealing with trading therefore our rules engine is set up to implement Written Supervisory Procedures (WSPs). Alerts are generated to allow compliance officers to detect trades that appear suspicious. Because we have an average of 200,000 orders pass through the rules engine every day, we needed a product that would be fast, reliable and easily scalable. Our positive experience with JBoss and JEMS made the decision to implement JBoss Rules clear, and since production, we couldn't be more pleased with the results."