Analyst View On Microsoft Business Rules Engine

I'm a big fan of the Microsoft Business Rules Engine, and now we see that Forrester Research thinks our Rules Engine is something to keep an eye on. The Forrester Wave: Business Rules Platforms, Q1 2006 report identifies Microsoft as a both a "strong performer" and "sleeping giant" in the space.

Now, we are not the leader in this space, and have some significant work to do in order to reach that status. This report outlines some of the current shortcomings of our offering, which are pretty fair assessments. However, given that Microsoft is the only major application platform vendor with a Rules offering, we're not doing too shabby. Whatever your rule preferences are, this is a valuable look into the Rules Engine space and who to watch.