IBM Launches Decision Composer on
March 30, 2017
IBM's Cloud platform gives developers of varying
skill sets the ability to create apps that can
instantly personalize a userís experience Ė without
the need to write complicated code.
service, IBM Decision Composer, helps developers to
graphically model the data and logic which drives
and shapes decisions within an app. These models
take the place of code, allowing developers to use
data to test multiple business scenarios and their
outcomes, and then deploy and automate specific
decisions directly into operations. These decisions
could range from the pricing of a product to how a
customer-facing app is personalized to each user.
For instance, if a customer is entitled to a
discount based on multiple criteria, such as status,
location, age, or loyalty, this logic can be very
complicated to change or update because it is likely
embedded directly into application code. With
Decision Composer, the data and logic used to
determine a discount can be modeled and changed
without involving a complex IT process, giving
developers the agility to more quickly respond to
changes and to develop much more intuitive apps.
Decision Composer is a new part of IBMís
IBM Cloud, which helps developers to capture,
automate and govern frequent and repeatable business
Building on IBMís experience in designing decision
management tools, Decision Composer features:
- An interactive and user-centric web interface to
define decision-driving data and logic.
- A cloud-based modeling application, eliminating
the need for any installation or local storage
before beginning to model and test decisions.
- A comprehensive template to bring together all
elements needed to model a decision, including data;
visual diagrams to describe high level decision
structure; and business rules and decision tables
which define core parts of a decisionís logic.
- The ability to test and deploy decisions on a
Decision Composer is inspired by the
and Notation standard
(DMN), which is specifically devoted to describing
and modeling repeatable decisions.
This tool is now available as an experimental
service on Bluemix and accessible from the
IBM is aiming to gather feedback from the decision
modeling community around Decision Composer, with
the goal of making decision modeling as accessible
Bluemix has rapidly grown to become one of the
largest open, public cloud deployments in the world.
Based in open standards, it features more than 150
tools and services spanning categories of cognitive
intelligence, blockchain, security, Internet of
Things, DevOps and more.
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