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Red Hat drops “unique” business process management suite

JAX Editorial Team

JBoss BPM Suite 6 aims to “empower” enterprise and IT users to better respond to demands of mission critical applications.


Red Hat has just announced the GA availability of
business process management suite, JBoss
BPM Suite 6
-which they claim is a unique ‘umbrella’ offering,
melding both business rules management (BRM) and complex event
processing (CEP) technologies. The offering also includes the
next version of its business rules platform, JBoss

Thanks to the acquisition of Polymita in 2012, Red Hat
has been able to significantly up the ante with their open source
business software, saving a lot of  development time by
utilising the former company’s
BPM software
solutions instead of having to develop their own
from scratch.

BPM software means that businesses can  bring
together workflows and take the pressure off stretched IT
departments – so there’s little surprise that it’s gained traction
in the market. The technology works by minimising the need to
encode business rules directly into an offering, meaning time
doesn’t have to be dedicated to updating the rules down the

With both BPM and complex event processing – as well
as BPM, JBoss BPM Suite 6  is uniquely placed in the market.
Typically, if you’re looking to automate and optimise business
operations, you’re going to need all three of these features.
However, up until now, for the most part operations have been
forced to source the technologies from disparate sources and
connect them together. In Red Hat’s offering, which is pitched
squarely at meeting the needs of business users over developers,
you can now get all three straight out of the box.

JBoss BPM isn’t just distinguished in the space by the
aforementioned trifecta of capabilities though – it’s also unique
in its open source grounding. Traditionally, vendors in the
corporate-orientated space (we’re looking at you, IBM and Oracle)
have been very expensive. According to a Red Hat spokesperson, “the
market has gotten used to paying high prices and licence fees for
this type of technology”. By bringing a “truly comprehensive”
platform into the space, RedHat look set to shake up the status

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