Red Hat Process Automation Upgraded
June 22, 2021
Hat introduced new end-to-end Kubernetes-native decision management
capabilities as part of the latest release of Red Hat Process
Automation. Based on the open source Kogito project, the new
capabilities enable individual business decisions to be created and
deployed as containerized microservices that are managed by Kubernetes
alongside other containers in the application environment, reducing
redundancy and the footprint of traditional decision management systems
when deploying in cloud-native environments like Red Hat OpenShift.
Maureen Fleming, Program VP of Intelligent Process Automation Research, IDC stated, "In addition to the increased adoption of cloud-native architectures, automated business operations are expected to continue to grow, behave more dynamically and become increasingly event driven over the next few years. This growth is the result of organizations integrating automation technologies like decision management into their business strategies in order to scale their operations in a cloud-centric world. The use of Kogito in Red Hat's new version of Process Automation Manager represents a first step in the much-needed fundamental architectural change in process automation software."
According to industry analyst firm IDC, "By 2024, 75% of enterprises
will prioritize infrastructure agility and operational efficiency,
leading to a 5x increase in the adoption of cloud-native architectures
for business applications."1 As the industry accelerates toward
cloud-centric infrastructure and applications, automation technologies
like decision management play an important role in enabling businesses
to quickly adapt to changing market conditions.
The new decision management runtimes build on existing capabilities that
incorporate decision modeling tools into development environments like
Visual Studio Code (VSCode), allowing developers to use business rules
and modeling languages like decision model and notation (DMN) as part of
a development project.
Developers also have access to additional features that enable them
to set business rules and more effectively create decision microservices
on Quarkus, including:
Red Hat Process Automation is now integrated with Red Hat AMQ and
Apache Kafka, a distributed data streaming platform that can publish,
subscribe to, store, and process streams of records in real time. It is
designed to handle data streams from multiple sources and deliver them
to multiple consumers. Developers can connect to Apache Kafka events in
multiple ways, including:
Red Hat Process Automation now includes OptaPlanner 8, a lightweight,
embeddable planning engine that enables Java programmers to solve
optimization problems efficiently. OptaPlanner 8 fully supports Quarkus,
and includes new Quarkus-based quickstarts, such as vehicle route
planning, employee rostering and vaccination scheduling.
Hormazabal Gomez, Subgerente de Continuidad Tecnológica, Banco de
Credito e Inversiones added, "With Red Hat Process Automation, Banco de
Credito e Inversiones was able to develop an easy-to-use solution to
business operation challenges. The financial industry is an
ever-changing environment and we need a process automation tool that
allows us to quickly and flexibly respond to new conditions and
circumstances. Red Hat Process Automation’s business process management
and business rule management capabilities are smooth to maintain and
adapt when needed."