An updated BPM Analytics technology preview is available to use with the latest IBM Business Process Manager. The latest version only works with V8.6 release with CF 2017.12 (December 2017).
The key value of IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) is in streamlining custom enterprise business processes to better optimize service and cost. It does this namely through 1) custom process applications to manage work, and 2) process analytics for workers, managers, and analysts to assist their decision making in the execution and management of work and the design of processes. This technology demonstration aims to enhance BPM capabilities for (2) process analytics, with modern technologies which can excel in the era of big data and analytics, taking advantage of the full potential of the rich information into business operations afforded by custom process apps executing in BPM.
BPM Analytics aims to enhance BPM for two scenarios: 1) process analytics – providing enhanced process analytics features directly within the BPM offering targeting BPM user roles, and 2) 3rd Party analytics – providing enhanced features to publish process data to external data and analytics solutions provided by IBM, customers, and partners.
This technology preview enhances the existing BPM Dynamic Event Framework (DEF) to publish business events in JSON message format, and after a series of the reformatting and aggregation, store the query-optimized documents at the Elasticsearch. Once the query-optimized documents are stored in Elasticsearch, business users can then build dashboard with the Kibana tool. In addition, this update also brings performance enhancements, adds the ability to send messages through Kafka, as well as backups and restores business events to and from OpenStack Swift Object Storage system.
Elasticsearch and Kibana are parts of the popular Open Source Elastic Stack (http://www.elastic.co). Elasticsearch is a distributed, search and analytics engine. Kibana is a dashboard that allows you to visualize your Elasticsearch data, and perform drill down analysis.
This technology preview is available for download on the IBM BPM Github (https://github.com/ibmbpm/bpm_analytics), and is to be used the latest IBM Business Process Manager with V8.6 only. To find more details, check out my InterConnect presentation on this topic.
This technology preview provides no explicit support, guarantee or warranties by IBM.
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