Web services are Web-based enterprise applications that use open, XML-based standards and transport protocols to exchange data with calling clients. Web services are becoming the most important technology for communications between disparate applications in different enterprises. Even within an enterprise, web services are fast becoming a de facto standard as more applications use XML to communicate and store data.Read the white paper:
As web services deployments go mainstream, it is important for organizations to understand the features and performance of the implementations of this technology in various product offerings.
In this paper, we consider the performance of web service technologies in the two primary middleware platforms today: J2EE and .NET. Both, the J2EE platform and .NET framework offer similar facilities for creating and using web services. We consider a basic web service method that is called with different types and sizes of arguments in both platforms and compare its performance.