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From Jens Goldhammer <>
Subject Re: Integration of Jboss Drools in Synapse?
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2008 10:54:21 GMT
me again. Sorry, I forget to mention that I have seen integration in 
Apache ServiceMix ( 
Maybe this can be a good point to start of a discussion if this makes 
sense or not...


Jens Goldhammer schrieb:
> Hello mailinglist,
> I have read some interesting articles about rules engines and their 
> part in the process orchestration. I want to share my thoughts about 
> Synapse being not only a mediation framework, but also a rules engine 
> in general.
> Synapse provides me in writing rules via cbr (switch-case), but IMO 
> this is not effiently enough for bigger and complex rules. JBoss 
> Drools delivers an efficient way how to define business rools and 
> execute them. I have the idea to integrate Synapse with Drools as a 
> rules service into business processes. The business process calls the 
> rules-engine to get e.g. values of a credit limit which should not be 
> hard coded in the business process itself. The rules engine has to 
> have a wsdl-interface for integration into bpel processes, so Synapse 
> would be a good point because of the flexible interface. Synapse acts 
> as a service and send back the result of the query. Problem is now how 
> this integration should be done. Do you see any approach how 
> integration between them can be made?
> Thanks,
> Jens

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