EJB 2.0 has the additional advantages over the EJB 1.1 given below
1. Local interfaces: These are beans that can be needed locally, that means by the same Java Virtual Machine, so they do not needed to be wrapped like arguments, and remote beans between those interfaces are passed directly by reference instead of by value. This enhances performance.
2. ejbHome methods: Entity beans can define ejbHomeXXX(...) functions that perform operations related to the EJB elements but that are not specific to a bean instance. The ejbHomeXXX(...) method defined in the bean class must have a matching home method XXXX( ...) in the home interface.
3. Message Driven Beans (MDB): is a completely new enterprise java bean type, which is designed to handle or accepting JMS messages.
4. New CMP Model:It is based on a new contract named the abstract persistence schema, which will give the container to handle the persistence automatically at runtime.
5. EJB Query Language (EJB QL): It is a SQL-based language that will provide the new persistence schema to implement and execute finder function. EJB QL also used in new query functions ejbSelectXXX(...), which is same as ejbFindXXXX(...) functions except that it is only for the bean class to use and not give to the client.
6. Container-managed timer service: The timer service gives transactional, coarse-grained, time-based event notifications to enable enterprise beans to model and manage higher-level business processes.
7. Web Service support: EJB 2.1 expends the ability of stateless session beans to implement a Web Service last point via a Web Service endpoint interface.
8. EJB-QL: Enhanced EJB-QL adds support for ordering of results and aggregate functions.