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Zilonis Rules Engine at JavaOne

Posted by elevy on May 10, 2007 at 10:13 PM PDT

The Zilonis Rules Engine is a Java Rules Engine that is Thread-Safe. It was presented yesterday at the JavaOne. The presentation discussed the challenges of implementing a Pricing Service in Retail, why using a Rules Engine would be a challenge, and the way Zilonis solves those scalability issues.

We finished the session with the details of how it uses Read-Write Locks to achieve the multithreading capabilities with a high degree of concurrency. Also the Zilonis Analysis Tool (100% written with Swing) did its debut, and was used as a way to explain how the RETE algorithm works.

After cleaning up a little bit the Analysis Tool, I will be updating the Zilonis Rules Engine web site, and its repository releasing all the updates that I have been working on for quite a while.

Some attendees approached me afterwards the presentation to tell me that they enjoyed the session. Thank you guys for your feedback.

I am planning to write some blogs explaining some of the optimizations that I have included in the engine.

Also, I will be describing in detail all the different parts of the implementation for those of you that were not able to make it to the presentation. Most likely this part will make it in the documentation at the Zilonis web site.

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