Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu


  • Aniruddha GokhaleEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1203


Remote method invocation


Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) [1, 2] is a Java language-based technology to achieve distributed computing among distributed Java virtual machines.

Key Points

Java RMI is a Java language-dependent technology for distributed computing. It provides seamless distributed communication between Java virtual machines. RMI uses object serialization and offers true object-oriented polymorphism even across distributed address spaces. Since RMI is based on Java, it brings the power of safety, concurrency and portability to distributed applications. In developing their applications, programmers must explicitly indicate which interfaces will be available as a remote service by extending the java.rmi. Remote interface.

A special quality of RMI is its ability to dynamically load new objects into an address space. For example, if a remote service has undergone change and extended its capabilities, it is feasible for RMI to dynamically load the new...

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Recommended Reading

  1. 1.
    Sun Microsystems. Java remote method invocation. 1996.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Sun Developer Network. Remote method invocation. Available at: http://java.sun.com/javase/technologies/core/basic/rmi/index.jsp.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • H. - Arno Jacobsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Elec. and Comp.Eng.Univ. of TorontoTorontoCanada