Sorry I missed you on IRC earlier. Before addressing rule engine performance, you want to
make sure you have a clear understanding of how the Rete algorithm works. This is the
algorithm that drives most rule-based expert systems, including Drools. There's a
great presentation series which explains Drools and Rete at a high level:
With that in mind, performance can vary greatly depending on the types of rules and the
complexity and interrelationship between facts. The size of the data set itself (referred
to as facts) is only one piece of the equation. If you have the money to spend, I'd
highly recommend the "Performance" chapter of the Packt book available here:
There's also a good discussion of the pros and cons of using a rule engine available
here on stack overflow:
If you have more specific questions beyond the basics, as Wolfgang says, that's what
this list is for.
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On Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM, elena_nardini(a)libero.it wrote:
I am wondering about using Drools rule engine.
I have to threat with a large data set, so I would like to know about rule
Could someone help me?
Thanks a lot,
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