BRForum'06 Special Panel: Benchmarking Rules ~ Why and How
As Presented at the 2006 International Business Rules Forum
James Owen, KBSC
Dr. Charles Forgy, Fair Isaac & PST OPSJ
Dr. Ernest Friedman-Hill, Sandia Labs, Jess
Mark Proctor, JBoss Rules
Dr. Pedram Abrari, Corticon
Benchmarking rules is like benchmarking any other software product; it can prove fruitful as a guide but you cannot depend on 'speed' benchmarks as the only guide. You can cheat some rulebase benchmarks -- others are more complex and more difficult. However, there are some tried and true benchmarks, some based on Rete, some based on DETE, and some based on Sequential rules. Five expert panelists joined James Owen at the 2006 Business Rules Forum conference to answer questions on the topics of traditional benchmarks, when to use and not to use benchmarks (and more).
Please note that this Panelcast requires the FREE Apple Quicktime or iTunes player. It may be downloaded from the Apple website.
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