When is Distinct ONC RPC/XDR for Java a better choice than RMI and why?

Distinct ONC RPC/XDR for Java is the clear winner when any of the following is important:
  • Whenever you need to interoperate with C or C++
  • When compatibility with legacy systems is required
  • When ease of programming is an issue. RPC is smaller and much easier to program with compared with CORBA based programs
  • When your distributed application is requesting the execution of functions on a remote system and speed is an issue.

A typical procedure call in a distributed application constists of a function call issued by the client to a server. The server executes the function and reutrns the result to the client. In most cases the call itself and the returned resilts require transmission of just a fre packages, with the workload being the processing done on the server side.

We have taken some time to write test applications in both Distinct's Java RPC and RMI to illustrate the speed issue. In all our tests Distinct ONC RPC/XDR for Java resulted 40% to 50% faster than RMI. We are making available two of the test programs used in this analysis.

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100% Pure Java Distinct RPC Toolkit was awarded 100% Java Certification by Sun Microsystems signifying true cross platform capability of distributed applications. "We are thrilled that Distinct has chosen to provide the market with a 100% Pure Java version of their ONC RPC/XDR Toolkit," said George Paolini, director of corporate marketing at Sun Microsystems Java Software Division". 


"Our evaluation has completed successfully.  We are satisfied that the product meets our current requirement and have recommended purchase.  We found the API well designed and very straightforward to use."
Paul Mapstone, Tokyo-Mitsubishi International

Who uses RPC:

EMC Corp.
Spring Tide Networks
AT&T Wireless
Analog Devices
E*Trade UK
Scientific Atlanta
Ernst & Young
General Instruments
Jet Propulsion Labs
DST Innovis
and many others
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