Mule ESB: Small Footprint

The Leanest, Meanest ESB

Mule ESB is the world's most efficient Enterprise Service Bus.  It is designed to work efficiently on commodity hardware, virtual machines and even developers' laptops.  Compared to other ESBs it requires a fraction of the resources in order to run effectively.

  Mule IBM Websphere Oracle Service Bus
Size (measured by download size) 76MB 550-600MB, depending on platform 1.1GB
Required app server Optional, None required IBM Websphere
Application Server: 826MB-838MB
Oracle Weblogic: 1.03GB
Planning and deployment Quick implementation and deployment Extensive architecture, planning and stack deployment effort Extensive architecture, planning and stack deployment effort
Minimum CPU (x86 Linux) Single-core 1.6 GHz Single-core 3GHz or Dual Core 2.4GHz Dual core 1.5GHz
Minimum RAM (x86 Linux) 768MB 1GB, 2GB recommended 4GB
Minimum disk (x86 Linux) 260MB 1.9GB 15GB
Required Products Mule ESB IBM Websphere ESB
IBM Websphere MQ
IBM Websphere Application Server
IBM Rational Application Developer
Oracle Service Bus
Oracle Weblogic
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Oracle JDeveloper
Deployment Model Standalone or Any Application Server Must be deployed on Websphere Application Server Must be deployed on Oracle Weblogic