Java itself, but especially EJB's and their correcponding Servlets have a reputation of being a bit slow on performance and high on memory usage. Is there anything being done to speed them up? Perhpas moving to a better remote protocol then CORBA or RMI. SOAP would only seem to be slower then CORBA yet considering you have to send descriptions of data along with the data regarding the lookup. Anyhow, what is the future of the remote bean lookup? What do you think of Oracle's system of housing the Java right in the database and passing out beans that way?
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