Tuesday, June 18, 2013

JBoss BPM Sneak Preview - a new Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) component Dashbuilder


As a preview to the upcoming release of a new JBoss BPM product at Red Hat, something expected to hit the market later this year, we have something kinda fun for you setup to preview another new component. Previously we walked you through setting up the JBoss BPM Web Process Designer in the Cloud, but now we are going to take a quick look at the newest component, the Dashbuilder.

This is a Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) component that allows you to connect to various datasources. For this demo you will find SQL datasources and CSV flat file datasources. There are many more options coming so watch for the datasources you want to connect too in the announcements once this is officially released.


By default the Dashbuilder project contains predefined datasources to two different CSV files located within the demo code base. It also contains three preconfigured SQL datasources for queries to jBPM tables to allow you to plug it directly into a future JBoss BPM installation.

For now I just want to share a tour of the functionality that was showcased at the Red Hat Summit booth where we also highlighted the JBoss BPM Web Process Designer. There was a lot of interest in this demonstration and the video drew participants into the booth like a fly to honey!


This video is also available on YouTube.

I will post more on how to setup this demo at a later date, stay tuned and you too can start collecting BAM information and KPI's on your business activities.