International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Analysis of enterprise service buses based on information security, interoperability and high-availability using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method

Zeeshan Siddiqui1, 2, Abdul Hanan Abdullah1, Muhammad Khurram Khan3* and Khaled Alghathbar3, 4
1Faculty of Computer Science and IS, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai Johor, Malaysia. 2Department of Software Engineering, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. 3Center of Excellence in Information Assurance, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. 4Department of Information Systems, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 31 December 2010
  •  Published: 04 January 2011


This research study stresses upon the comparative analysis between commercial and non-commercial Enterprise Service Buses (ESB) for large-scale organizations. We have used Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) method known as Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) based on three criteria that is Information Security (IS), Interoperability and High Availability (IHA). Many comparative analysis reports and papers are available having proven results of comparing non-commercial ESB(s), however, very few reports were found having performed their analysis on commercial ESB(s). We have performed this analysis on the basis of mathematical and graphical proofs by comparing commercially known ESB that is Oracle ESB with two non-commercial yet very famous ESB(s) that is Mule and Fuse. This research analysis will motivate decision makers to choose the best rated ESB on the basis of our criteria. To achieve our objective, we have presented the problem as hierarchy, established the priorities, criteria, and performed mathematical computing and presented graphs to prove our analysis.


Key words: Software engineering, service oriented architectures, enterprise service bus,multi criteria decision analysis, analytical hierarchy process, information security.