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What is the difference between Java RMI and RPC ?

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RPC is C based, and as such it has structured programming semantics, on the other side, RMI is a Java based technology and it's object oriented.

With RPC you can just call remote functions exported into a server, in RMI you can have references to remote objects and invoke their methods, and also pass and return more remote object references that can be distributed among many JVM instances, so it's much more powerful.

RMI stands out when the need to develop something more complex than a pure client-server architecture arises. It's very easy to spread out objects over a network enabling all the clients to communicate without having to stablish individual connections explicitly.

Summary:

1.RMI is object oriented while RPC isn’t
2.RPC is C bases while RMI is Java only
3.RMI invokes methods while RPC invokes functions
4.RPC is antiquated while RMI is the future

 

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  • asked 3 years ago
  • B Butts

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RPC is C based, and as such it has structured programming semantics, on the other side, RMI is a Java based technology and it's object oriented.

With RPC you can just call remote functions exported into a server, in RMI you can have references to remote objects and invoke their methods, and also pass and return more remote object references that can be distributed among many JVM instances, so it's much more powerful.

RMI stands out when the need to develop something more complex than a pure client-server architecture arises. It's very easy to spread out objects over a network enabling all the clients to communicate without having to stablish individual connections explicitly.

  • answered 2 years ago
  • G John

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The main difference between RPC and RMI is that RMI involves objects. Instead of calling procedures remotely by use of a proxy function, we instead use a proxy object.

There is greater transparency with RMI, namely due the exploitation of objects, references, inheritance, polymorphism, and exceptions as the technology is integrated into the language.

RMI is also more advanced than RPC, allowing for dynamic invocation, where interfaces can change at runtime, and object adaption, which provides an additional layer of abstraction.

  • answered 2 years ago
  • Sunny Solu

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