ILOGÂ® (NASDAQ: ILOG, Euronext: ILO, ISIN: FR0004042364) today announced that it has been named a market leader in the April 2008 report âThe Forrester WaveTM: Business Rules Platforms, Q2 2008â in all categories where ILOG products were evaluated. ILOG was named the sole leader in the category for .NET developers, and was named a âresoundingâ leader in general-purpose business rule platforms. ILOG was also named a leader in business rules platforms for Java developers and in business rules platforms for Business Analysts. The report also identified business rules platforms as a key enabling technology for Dynamic Business Applications because they enable applications to be built for change.
The report stated, âWith an installed base of 984 customers and 4,542 licenses sold, ILOG has the most market penetration of any of the vendors evaluated. ILOG offers both JRulesÂ® and Rulesâ¢ for .NETÂ® and has a strong and comprehensive road map.â Based on Forresterâs research, ILOG has more than two times the number of customers as compared to any other business rules management systems (BRMS) vendor listed in the report.
âThe Forrester WaveTM: Business Rules Platforms, Q2 2008â presents results of a comprehensive evaluation of 11 top vendors. ILOG was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in this report. Vendors were assessed by evaluating 175 criteria points against five categories. The five categories are General Purpose Platforms which evaluate the broadest feature sets, Specialized Platform Vendors, Business Rules Platforms for Java Developers, Business Rules Platforms for .NET Developers and Business Rules Platforms for Business Analysts.
ILOG JRules was named as a leader of General Purpose Platforms based on its broad offering of developer and business analyst tools; rules life-cycle management; and deployment, administration and management features. ILOG JRules was also identified as a leader for Business Rules Platforms for Java Developers and Business Rules Platforms for Business Analysts, receiving the highest strategy score in the Java Developers evaluation. ILOG Rules for .NET was the sole leader named for Business Rules Platforms for .NET Developers. The report further states that ILOG has âstrong support among systems integratorsâ and âthe largest following of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)â.