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Likelihood to Recommend

Drools

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Corticon BRE

Suited for any place where complex business rules need to be separated for ease of flexibility.
Mary Breed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Drools

  • We started using the Drools since its early open source version, now Drools has grown to one application suite. We are majorly using the rule engine core Expert. It is very well integrated with our corporate programming language standard - java.
  • We also use Fusion to write rules about events that occur over time, which enhance our capability of dealing with static data and dynamic events for some complex business environment. Also, we like the fact that Fusion fully implements all first-order logic operators, which helps us deal with CEP very well.
  • The new editor UI Guvnor has been improved a lot and the optimization module Solver does a good job to "compile" complex rule flows to gain more performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Corticon BRE

  • Handle complex business rules.
  • Test different scenarios after changes have been made.
  • Allow for version control and auditing of queries and responses.
Mary Breed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Drools

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Corticon BRE

  • The UI could be made more appealing.
Mary Breed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Drools

OpenRules provides the non-technical Excel way for a business user to easily modify and manage the rules. Sometimes we found Drools is a little bit overkill for some small and quick projects and we found Roolie is a not bad option as Drools alternative.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Corticon BRE

Corticon is way easier and allows for testing.
Mary Breed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Drools

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Progress Corticon BRE

  • It has definitely had a positive ROI. Instead of having developers try to figure out these complex rules and how to code them in a flexible way, we now have business analysts using Corticon.
Mary Breed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Drools

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Progress Corticon BRE

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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