Camunda vs. Drools

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Camunda
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Camunda is a process orchestration tool designed to help organizations design, automate, and improve any process. Built for business and IT collaboration using BPMN and DMN standards, Camunda aims to enable seamless integration across endpoints to transform mission-critical processes.
$2
per month
Drools
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Drools is an open source business rules management system developed by Red Hat.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
Self-Managed Free
$0
SaaS Free
$0
per month
SaaS Starter
$99
per month
Self-Managed Enterprise
Contact Sales
per year
SaaS Enterprise
Contact Sales
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Camunda
9.0
1 Ratings
38% above category average
Drools
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Camunda
8.0
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Drools
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Camunda
8.5
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Drools
-
Ratings
Process designer9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Process simulation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules engine7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
SOA support9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Process player9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Form builder5.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Model execution10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Business Process Automation
Comparison of Business Process Automation features of Product A and Product B
Camunda
9.0
1 Ratings
39% above category average
Drools
-
Ratings
Business Process Modeling9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Decision Modeling9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 10

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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
CamundaDrools
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Camunda
Camunda Platform is well suited for scenarios where there are different stages in a business flow and the flow is driven by user action at each stage. For example placing of an order on an ecommerce platform. Depending on whether user was able to make the payment or not the workflow would go to dispatch or retry stage. Now the retry stage would trigger further actions like sending follow up emails etc. Likewise, dispatch stage would have a different set of actions. Since every order is important and we need to know where it stands, using Camunda Platform is imperative. Camunda Platform might not be a right choice where just a one off thing needs to be done. For example, uploading of product information by user or periodic processing of heavy images by a worker. These are all either one step processes or periodic automated processes where we can track the status without using a business modeler like Camunda Platform.
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Open Source
As an open source rule engine and product suite, Drools is well suited for the small and middle scale business to manage and integrate the rules to build the rule-driven system which can process the business-critical data and events to produce the automated decision. It is better to use Drools in the well-secured environment (back-end behind the DMZ), not putting it on the customer-facing front or exposing it directly the to public where may bring direct security risk in the enterprise environment. Drools still needs a lot hardening on the security side.
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Pros
Camunda
  • Asynchronous functionality of Camunda Platform and different types of gateways.
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Open Source
  • Writing rules with business focus
  • Rules evolution and maintenance
  • separate business logic from program code
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Cons
Camunda
  • Camunda expects that you will develop your own user interfaces. This is either a benefit or a barrier depending on your perspective on packaged UI.
  • As an open source vendor, Camunda is under-covered in analyst reports.
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Open Source
  • Fusion doesn't support persistence of working memory, which brings some extra high availability risk to our business.
  • Guvnor still has a lot room to be implemented, it is not so user-friendly for non-technical people, so a lot of business users complain it is hard to master.
  • Rule execution server doesn't even have JMX implemented, hard to be monitored.
  • Drools is still lacking support for key Web services standards.
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Support Rating
Camunda
Camunda provides pretty standard product support offerings.
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
Camunda
Lacks good documentation. Training and documentation is geared towards those who are already technically adept. Does not have as many data integrations as other full fledged products. Paid version of Camunda is not as fully fledged as other products.
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Open Source
I did not participate in drools choice. I can only compare drools with the previous situation which was using nothing.
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Return on Investment
Camunda
  • The positive impact is that we are able to ensure the business process is being followed and that results in orders getting processed successfully leading to customer satisfaction and revenue
  • Another positive impact is that we are able to track any anomalies and any errors in the order flow and retry them so that users don't have a negative experience.
  • A negative point is that it is an overhead to maintain so there is significant engineering effort getting invested there
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Open Source
  • The IT department quickly adopted Drools as it is a very good java-based rule engine, which saves a lot of time to meet the project timeline and balanced our business requirements.
  • Recently we start considering the OpenRules, which may be more business user-friendly.
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