Chapter 10. About Red Hat Decision Manager

Red Hat Decision Manager is an open source decision management platform that combines business rules management, complex event processing, Decision Model & Notation (DMN) execution, and Red Hat build of OptaPlanner for solving planning problems. It automates business decisions and makes that logic available to the entire business.

Business assets such as rules, decision tables, and DMN models are organized in projects and stored in the Business Central repository. This ensures consistency, transparency, and the ability to audit across the business. Business users can modify business logic without requiring assistance from IT personnel.

Red Hat Process Automation Manager is made up of Business Central and KIE Server.

  • KIE Server is the server where rules and other artifacts are executed. It is used to instantiate and execute rules and solve planning problems. KIE Server provides the runtime environment for business assets and accesses the data stored in the assets repository (knowledge store).
  • Business Central is the graphical user interface where you create and manage business rules that KIE Server executes.

Business Central is also available as a standalone JAR file. You can use the Business Central standalone JAR file to run Business Central without needing to deploy it to an application server.

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (Red Hat JBoss EAP) 7.3 is a certified implementation of the Java Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8) full and web profile specifications. Red Hat JBoss EAP provides preconfigured options for features such as high availability, clustering, messaging, and distributed caching. It also enables users to write, deploy, and run applications using the various APIs and services that Red Hat JBoss EAP provides.

The instructions in this document explain how to install Red Hat Decision Manager in a Red Hat JBoss EAP 7.3 server instance.

For instructions on how to install Red Hat Decision Manager in other environments, see the following documents:

For information about supported components, see the following documents: