Press release

Red Hat Brings Predictive Models to Business Automation Portfolio

Latest release of Red Hat Process Automation introduces new applied AI capabilities for predictive decision modeling and adds support for micro-frontend development

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the latest release of Red Hat Process Automation, unveiling new applied artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for predictive decision modeling, and support for the development of process- and decision-based business applications using micro-frontend architectures. Together with additional enhancements targeted at improving the overall user experience for Red Hat Process Automation customers, these capabilities further strengthen the business developer’s toolbox.

The latest edition of Red Hat’s process automation technology enables our clients to more rapidly adopt a cloud-native approach to building business applications through decentralized process execution.

Tassos Anagnostopoulosprincipal solutions architect, Unisystems

Red Hat Process Automation is a set of products for automating business decisions and processes by enabling closer collaboration between IT and business teams. This helps IT organizations to better capture and enforce business policies and procedures, automate business operations and measure the results of business activities across heterogeneous environments including physical, virtual, mobile and cloud.

Applied AI

Red Hat Process Automation now supports an applied AI approach to automated decisioning. This enables users to incorporate predictive analytics into their decision management applications to create intelligent, automated systems that help them better interpret and respond to changing market dynamics.

With the latest release of Red Hat Process Automation, customers can import and execute predictive models expressed in Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML), an industry standard for integrating and exchanging information between machine learning (ML) platforms where the predictive models are created and trained, and decision management applications that use such models to automate rules for specific business outcomes.

By incorporating predictive capabilities within a Decision Model and Notation (DMN) decision model, users can not only analyze and act on data in an automated way, but also gain greater visibility into how an automated system reached a given conclusion. This transparency and control contribute to a more explainable AI and can help organizations better address regulatory requirements such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which includes specific provisions that support a right to explanation for automated decisioning.

Micro-frontend development

Business analysts are playing an increasingly influential role alongside traditional developers in building and deploying applications to automate business processes and decisions. With Red Hat Process Automation, each group can use tooling tailored to their specific needs and expertise, retain the governance and oversight required by IT, and take advantage of cloud-native architecture.

Monolithic frontend codebases can hinder an organization’s ability to take full advantage of more modular and lightweight approaches like microservices based on containers, which are germane to developing cloud-native applications. Following a similar path toward modularization, customers can now decompose client-side interfaces for process- and decision-based business applications using a micro-frontend architectural approach through the updated Red Hat Process Automation app builder component. These micro-frontends can be independently managed, and enable scalability, agility and control over the entire application.

The latest release of Red Hat Process Automation also delivers enhancements to improve the overall user experience, including:

  • Automated operations via L2 OpenShift Operators – Level two Operators simplify the deployment and management of Red Hat Process Automation on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform by providing automated lifecycle management capabilities for installation, minor version upgrades and patches. Using OpenShift Operators, customers can minimize operations workloads, keep installations up-to-date and reduce unplanned downtime.
  • Improved process visibility – New capabilities, including heat maps, make it easier for users to visualize commonly used process pathways and bottlenecks.
  • Continuous operation through node failure – The complex event processing engine can be configured to operate across multiple nodes to enable continuous operation in the event of a node failure. High availability support for the business central component on Red Hat OpenShift is available as a technology preview in this release, providing further protection against data loss in the event that the OpenShift node supporting the business central instance fails. Node failure will not interrupt a user’s session or cause a loss of BPMN, DMN or other artifact that the user is working on.
  • Customizable templates for business resource optimization – New customizable templates are available in the business optimizer for common constraint satisfaction use cases, based on the upstream OptaPlanner community project.

Availability
The latest release of Red Hat Process Automation is available now. Customers can get the latest updates from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Supporting Quotes
Mike Piech, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat
"Trust is fundamental to how we conduct business today. With intelligent, automated systems increasingly performing customer-facing operations, the need for visibility into how and why these systems make decisions is more important than ever. Red Hat Process Automation enables customers to combine standards-based predictive and decision models to not only drive greater efficiency, agility and intelligence through their process-centric applications, but also achieve greater transparency for a more explainable AI."

Neil Ward-Dutton, vice president, European AI and Intelligent Process Automation Practices, IDC
"Successful digital transformation ultimately demands transformation of internal operations and decision-making, just as it demands transformation of customer interactions. AI technologies can add value to automation projects in this context in multiple ways, helping transformation efforts reach more use cases and deliver more value. Predictive decisioning has historically been implemented in silos that are separated from the flow of everyday work, but increasingly organizations' aspirations demand that they're brought together to create intelligent process environments."

Simon Møgelvang Bang, CTO and CSO, Miracle A/S
"Miracle is excited about the new release of Red Hat Process Automation. The release contains a lot of important improvements that can benefit our customers directly. The focus on cloud native and AI is a leap forward. But for us the most exciting news is the new UI features and business optimizer templates, which can give a much better experience for our developers and customers."

Tassos Anagnostopoulos, principal solutions architect, Unisystems
"The latest edition of Red Hat’s process automation technology enables our clients to more rapidly adopt a cloud-native approach to building business applications through decentralized process execution. The alignment with Red Hat OpenShift and the adoption of a distributed architecture along with Red Hat’s support services makes it easier for development teams and business users to benefit from the agility and flexibility of cloud deployments."

Additional Resources

Connect with Red Hat

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; delays or reductions in information technology spending; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; risks related to errors or defects in our offerings and third-party products upon which our offerings depend; risks related to the security of our offerings and other data security vulnerabilities; fluctuations in exchange rates; changes in and a dependence on key personnel; the effects of industry consolidation; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to meet financial and operational challenges encountered in our international operations; and ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations, as well as other factors. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

###

Red Hat, the Red Hat logo and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.