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From Gal Shachor <>
Subject Re: EJB Performance Hit: Is there a workaround?
Date Fri, 12 May 2000 10:47:44 GMT


Most APP servers that implement EJB try to shortcut
the RMI layer when both client and server are in the same process (for
example a servlet container + ejb container in the same process).

However, you must pass the RMI/RMI-IIOP/etc. layer for when two
communicate and YES it is a significant performance hit. You can find an
discussions about this (+ all the derivative practices) in the

	Gal Shachor

Steven Punte wrote:
> Dear E-Commerce Architects:
>     The EJB architecture seems to imply that a client uses
>     the software "guts" of a bean through RMI (even though
>     this is fairly hidden from the client).
>     If ALL of ones middle and lower tier software are
>     running on the same machine, is not this then
>     a significant performance hit (i.e. the marshalling
>     and serialization of data back and fourth)?
>     Is there a way to use the EBJ architecture without
>     suffering this penalty?
> STeve Punte
> e-Business Software Architect
> Technologent Inc
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