IBM® ADI V5.1.0.3 is the latest release in our continuous delivery process where we introduce new features, usability enhancements and bug fixes on a regular basis.

In the December 2018 ADI release (V5.1.0) we introduced the first version of our Business Rule Discovery features. Business rule and term discovery is the key process of enterprise modernization and centers around exploring and identifying business logic in enterprise applications. The identified business logic and its terms could subsequently be formalized and stored independently or together with the implementation for easier management, control, and evolution.

As part of the IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence suite, ADI is integrating with Application Discovery (AD) capabilities and uses enterprise applications’ static analysis data and analytics from AD to guide the business rule discovery process.

In the subsequent release (V5.1.0.2) in March 2019, we introduced significant new features around Business Rule Discovery. In particular, we started using much more detailed data from Application Discovery, which allows precision exploration of the keywords discovered in the enterprise applications as potential candidates for business terms and business rules.

Also in, we provided the ability to create Business Rule Packages to organize business terms, code snippets, their relationships, and to facilitate business rule creation and lifecycle management:

If you would like to see a demo of ADDI Business Rule Discovery features in V5.1.0.2, watch the Webinar presented by Rami Katan, Chief Architect for ADDI, and Chris Backhouse, Architect for IBM Operational Decision Management.

In our current June 2019 release (V5.1.0.3), we enhanced the detailed view of the Business Rule Packages to allow managing the association of the business terms and code snippets. It is now possible to navigate directly to code snippet association from the detailed view. It is also possible to remove code snippet association from the business rule package by using the same view:

To further help organize business rule discovery process, in V5.1.0.3 we introduced the ability to group business terms into named hierarchies. Business term hierarchies are useful when you organize various related business terms to better manage them. For example, an enterprise may want to organize business terms first by line of business, then by specific groups of functions such as user management, account management, etc.
The business term hierarchy can be accessed at each stage of the discovery process and used for managing already discovered terms and rules.
Business term hierarchy on the main Application Discovery keyword exploration page:

Business term hierarchy on the detailed keyword exploration page:

Business term hierarchy on the Business Term Catalog page:

User-defined grouping of the business terms into hierarchies can also provide valuable information in further discovering business rules and terms in the enterprise artifacts.

In March we added support for Application Performance Analyzer (APA) and System Management Facility (SMF) data collection and trending. In V5.1.0.3, we enhanced this feature to allow view of the full APA and SMF reports in a content browser:

As with all our releases, we enhanced the usability and stability of the product by providing bug fixes and other improvements.

To try out ADDI and other IBM products live in the cloud, visit IBM® Z® software trials.

For more details about IBM® ADI V5.1.0.3, visit its documentation in the IBM® Knowledge Center.

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