Advertisement

A Comparison between EJB and COM+ Business Components, Case Study: Response Time and Scalability

  • Abedulhaq Abu-Kamel
  • Raid Zaghal
  • Osama Hamed
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 88)

Abstract

Most distributed system architectures are designed as a three-tier systems consisting of a thin-client, middleware and a database. The overall performance of such systems depends on the performance of each tier individually and the overhead incurred by the collaboration between these three tiers. Nowadays, the two most popular middleware systems are: Microsoft’s .NET platform and Sun’s Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform. In J2EE, the middle tier infrastructure is called Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) and in the .NET framework, it is called Component-Oriented Middle-Tier (COM+). Usually, the middle tier provides the business logic (any code that is not specifically related to storing and retrieving data, or formatting data for display to the user) and the performance of this tier is crucial to the overall performance of the distributed system.

In this paper, we will measure via real experimentation the performance of the middle-tier (business logic) of the two platforms, namely: EJB3 and COM+ 1.5, in terms of response time and scalability. Then we compare and analyze the performance of each technology under different workload scenarios.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Singer, J.: JVM versus CLR: A Comparative Study. In: Proc. of 2nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Programming in Java Kilkenny City, Ireland (2003)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cecche, E., Marguerite, J., Zwaenepoel, W.: Performance and Scalability of EJB Applications. ACM SIGPLAN Notices (2002)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Sessions, R.: Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) versus The .NET Platform Two Visions. ObjectWatch (2001)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Kárason, R.: Dependability aspects of COM+ and EJB in multi-tiered distributed systems. Springer, Heidelberg (2002)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Hirschfeld, R.: Three-Tier Distribution Architecture (1996)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Eddon, G.: COM+: The Evolution of Component Services. IEEE, Los Alamitos (1999), ISSN: 0018-9162Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Voth, G.R., Kindel, C., Fujioka, J.: Distributed Application Development For Three-Tier Architectures: Microsoft on Windows. IEEE Internet Computing (1998)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Kambhampaty, S., Modali, V.S.: Performance Modeling for Web based J2EE and .NET Applications. In: Proc. of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 8 (October 2005), ISSN 1307-6884Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Microsoft: Improving Performance and Scalability. Patterns and Practices. Microsoft Corporation, ISBN 0-7356-1851-8Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Meier, J.D., Vasireddy, S., Babbar, A., Mackman, A.: Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability. In: Patterns & PracticesGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Kounev, S., Buchmann, A.: Performance Modeling and Evaluation of Large-Scale J2EE Applications. In: Proc. of Computer Measurement Group (CMG 2003), Dallas, Texas (2003)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
    Hamed, O., Kafri, N.: Performance Testing for Web Based Applications Architectures (.NET vs. Java EE). In: Proc. of Networked Digital Technologies, NDT 2009, Ostrava, Czech Republic, pp. 218–224. IEEE, Los Alamitos (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Hamed, O., Kafri, N.: Performance Prediction of Web Based Application Architectures Case Study: NET vs. Java EE. International Journal of Web Applications (IJWA) 1 (2009)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abedulhaq Abu-Kamel
    • 1
  • Raid Zaghal
    • 1
  • Osama Hamed
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Computer ScienceAl-Quds University, Software Development Directorate, Hulul Business Solutions Palestine 

Personalised recommendations