You can now start exploring the beta version of IBM® Operational Decision Manager on IBM Cloud Private (ODM on IBM Cloud Private).

Installing, configuring and deploying ODM into a private cloud has never been so easy. The beta version is simply a Helm chart that you use to create a single Kubernetes environment for both Decision Center (authoring and governing rules) and Decision Server (executing rules).

The developer environment helps you explore the product and develop rule-based solutions behind the security of your own firewall.

ODM on IBM Cloud Private architecture diagram

The first thing you need, if you don’t have it already, is IBM Cloud Private. The Community edition is free, and you can get started by downloading it (V2.1.0.1) and reading the IBM Cloud Private Knowledge Center.

When you have IBM Cloud Private installed, you’ll find the Helm chart for ODM on IBM Cloud Private (ibm-odm-dev) in the catalog. Use the default parameters and you’re just a couple of clicks away from an ODM for developers Helm release. The chart readme lists the configuration parameters and helps you get up and running.

You’ll also need to get or update Rule Designer, the Eclipse-based ODM development tool, from Eclipse Marketplace. The ODM Knowledge Center contains documentation and tutorials to help you get up to speed.

When you have these installed you’re ready to go. And where you go is totally up to you. For example, you could try creating a decision service to support your pricing systems, or set up a scoring system for pre-processing insurance claims. Wherever there are business rules in your code, there are opportunities for you to take your business to the next level with ODM on IBM Cloud Private.

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