Red Hat Unveils Next Generation Decision Management Offering

Red Hat Decision Manager 7 helps organizations automate business decisions for more efficient operations and accurate outcomes


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced Red Hat Decision Manager 7, a decision management  platform that simplifies the development and deployment of rules-based applications and services. Red Hat Decision Manager 7 is the next generation of the company’s business rules management offering, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, and is designed to enable organizations to quickly build applications that automate business decisions.


Red Hat Decision Manager plays an important role in Northwell’s digital business strategy and has enabled us to accelerate the development of core healthcare applications.

Vipul Kashyap

director, Clinical Information Systems and Enterprise Information Architect, Northwell Health

Business processes play an important role in helping organizations to improve efficiency and reduce workloads, and at the heart of every business process are business rules. Automating these processes can lead to more efficient operations and more accurate outcomes--particularly for complex or repetitive tasks--and ultimately help organizations better respond to changing market conditions and business needs.

Low-code development tools such as Red Hat Decision Manager enable business users to take a more active role in application development, and by fostering greater collaboration between business and IT stakeholders, can accelerate the application development process. According to industry analyst firm IDC, non-traditional developers are expected to build 20 percent of business applications and 30 percent of new application features by 2021.1

Red Hat Decision Manager 7 delivers an improved user experience and a more robust set of tools specifically designed to enable business users and citizen developers to directly modify business logic, which can help IT re-prioritize resources to support other tasks. Feature highlights include support for the direct execution of models expressed in Decision Model and Notation (DMN); redesigned decision tables and a new decision table editor; and an improved data modeller.

Built for both traditional and cloud-native applications, the offering can be used to create rules-based decision and planning microservices that can be deployed on-premise within a customer's datacenter, or as containerized services on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Red Hat OpenShift enables customers to enhance business value and accelerate digital innovation for their process-driven applications using DevOps capabilities such as automated testing and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD), and to govern them using practices designed to provide greater security, scalability and interoperability.

Red Hat Decision Manager is available for download by members of the Red Hat Developers community. Customers can get the latest updates from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Supporting Quotes
Mike Piech, vice president and general manager, Middleware, Red Hat
“The notion of low-code development is less about eliminating code or cutting traditional programmers out of the application development process, and more about helping business and IT users to do what they need to do quickly and efficiently, and in a complementary manner. Ultimately, what low-code tools should offer--and what we have built with Red Hat Decision Manager--is not a platform geared toward one or the other, but rather a rich and tightly integrated feature set designed to provide a better user experience regardless of whether you are a business analyst or hard-core developer.”

Vipul Kashyap, director, Clinical Information Systems and Enterprise Information Architect, Northwell Health
“Red Hat Decision Manager plays an important role in Northwell’s digital business strategy and has enabled us to accelerate the development of core healthcare applications, including the rapid development of configurable, reusable functionality for identifying patients for enrollment into care management programs, as well as the development of Clinical Decision Support functionality that helps stratify our patients for clinical risk and identify optimal treatment options. Recent advances such as the support for Decision Management Notation (DMN) models have enabled clinical informaticists and business analysts to manage and update complex decision support rules and models without IT intervention, improving the accuracy of the results and the agility of creation and change of decision support within our clinical information systems.”

Maureen Fleming, program vice president, Integration and Process Automation, IDC
“Decisions play a central role in modern development, especially in combination with machine learning and embedded in processes that are being engineered to become both more simplified and dynamic. At this level, decision logic tends to be the domain of subject matter experts in business functions. High productivity development based on low code provides a mechanism for collaboration between business and developers that delivers value faster and improves the speed of change. The fact that decision runtimes can be embedded in a container and deployed more flexibly across clouds and edge locations is also important and differentiating.”

Additional Resources

Connect with Red Hat

1 Source: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2018 Predictions, October 2017, Doc #US43171317

  • About Red Hat
  • Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at

  • 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; fluctuations in exchange rates; 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; risks related to defects in our offerings and third-party hardware upon which our offerings depend; risks related to the security of our offerings and other data security vulnerabilities; changes in and a dependence on key personnel; 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 contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at, including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". 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 Shadowman logo, JBoss, and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.