Enterprise Service Business ESB Staff Information PIA Summary

Speeches Shim


System Name: Enterprise Service Bus Staff Information (ESB)
Managing Office: M/CIO/ITO
Date PIA Completed: December 18, 2012


The Enterprise Service Business Staff Information (ESB) is a uniform service integration architecture of infrastructure services that provides consistent support to business services across the enterprise. At USAID, the ESB is built on Software AG's webMethods suite of products. This ESB Staff Information web service allows for running search queries and map data from Active Directory.

The web service is accessible from inside the AIDNET and also available in DMZ through webMethods Reverse Gateway for the USAID.GOV website. The MS Active Directory (LDAP) is the primary source for staff information. Software AG's webMethods platform is used to map the information from data sources into standard canonical forms. webMethods also caches the information in memory to provide fast service response times and to eliminate round trips to the backend data sources. webMethods’ ESB packages, consisting of reusable services, are developed to implement the staff information service processing and transformation logic including connecting to and querying staff data elements from the data sources. The required data elements are exposed as a web service(s), which can be invoked by the application in AIDNET or through Reverse Gateway in DMZ.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 1:30pm