Developers of distributed Java systems can now choose among Java-RMI, CORBA, and Web-Service (JAXRPC) middleware technologies. Performance is one factor that has to be considered in choosing the appropriate technology for a particular application. The results presented in this paper show that the nature of response data has a greater impact on relative performance than has been allowed for in most previous studies. Relative performances of the technologies as measured on simple requests and responses are not representative of the behaviour that can be expected in practical applications.
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