the latest BRE Family Tree:
diagram can be used by any customer, rules vendor,
salesman, consultant, or rules developer who wants
to see "the state of the BRE market," or who wants a
guide to help them select their BRE vendor.
The diagram shows the connection to Rete, CLIPS,
Jess, and Drools. Rule engines that use the Rete
algorithm have an "R" flag. Engines based on CLIPS
have a "C" flag. and engines based on Jess have a
We also show what environments each rule engine runs
on (i.e. COBOL, C++, Java, and .Net), and whether it
runs natively on that environment. This section is
still under construction. We've asked BRE vendors to
confirm this information so make any corrections to
this section. If you are a vendor representative,
please take a look at your product data and let us
know if we missed anything or if you'd like to
update your product information.
This is a guide to many of the leading BRE vendors.
It is not an exhaustive or complete list - there may
be other BREs on the market or in development that
we haven't heard of yet. Let us know who you are!
This guide is a good start for companies trying to
evaluate and assess the BRE market.
If you need more information about these BRE
vendors, or if you need help selecting the best and
the right rule engine for your particular needs,
call BIZRULES at 972-987-1685 or
contact us to point you in the
full-size color poster of the BRE Family Tree,