ODM on Cloud for Business Rules Management
Bhaskara Rudraraju | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 21, 2019

ODM on Cloud for Business Rules Management

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud Private

We migrated all our company business rules to IBM ODM on Cloud which runs ICP. It is being used across the company. This solution addresses the following problems: The Cloud First Strategy at our company is to enhance self-service capabilities to allow end-user autonomy, speed to market, and offer new opportunities for business users. Our department is one of the business solution areas pioneered to implement this initiative to solve our current application issues.

Our current on-premise ODM environment has many defects, contains single points of failure, is a few versions behind, takes too long to upgrade, is too complicated (more customized code), and costly to maintain. We explored different cloud offering options and conducted many proofs-of-concept (POC) tests to find a solution so our team could have less involvement in managing or controlling the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, except for limited user-specific application configuration settings. Based on our analysis and POC test results, we decided to use IBM ODM on Cloud SaaS offering to support online applications.
  • Capacity On Demand to scale up and down environments
  • SaaS model allows our team to have less involvement in managing or controlling the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities.
  • SaaS model allows our team to worry less about upgrades, fix packs, environment support etc.
  • Logging function: Currently use Kibana Logging Service, but [we expected] this feature to be integrated to ODM on the Cloud Dashboard.
  • Rule Artifacts Metrics should be available from ODM on Cloud Dashboard
  • Performance Improvement: Sometimes we experience very slow response time when using the Decision Center
  • ODM on Cloud SaaS has opened the door to our business applications benefits including improved currency, continuous builds, accelerated business rules development, improved performance, and better scalability.
  • The enhanced business console improved user ID management, project security and enables the business users to develop, test, and deploy rules rapidly to meet speed to market demands.
  • New simulation features in business console allowed business users to create what-if scenarios and to validate rules with real or representative data with minimum IT support. These long-awaited features provide great value to our company.
IBM Cloud Private is well suited for SaaS models.

IBM Cloud Private Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
9
Scalability
10
Platform management overhead
10
Workflow engine capability
8
Platform access control
10
Services-enabled integration
10
Development environment creation
9
Development environment replication
9
Issue monitoring and notification
6
Issue recovery
8
Upgrades and platform fixes
10