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_1201


Common object request broker architecture; Object request broker


The Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) [1, 2] is standardized by the Object Management Group (OMG) for distributed object computing.

Key Points

The CORBA standard specifies a platform-independent and programming language-independent architecture and a set of APIs to simplify distributed application development. The central idea in CORBA is to decouple the interface from the implementation. Applications that provide services declare their interfaces and operations in the Interface Description Language (IDL). IDL compilers read these definitions and synthesize client-side stubs and server-side skeletons, which provide data marshaling and proxy capabilities.

CORBA provides both a type-safe RPC-style object communication paradigm called the Static Invocation Interface (SII) and a more dynamic form of communication called the Dynamic Invocation Interface (DII), which allows creation and...

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Recommended Reading

  1. 1.
    Object Management Group, Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), Version 3.1, OMG Document No. formal/2008-01-08, January 2008.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Soley RM, Stone CM. Object management architecture guide. 3rd ed. Object Management Group; 1995.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Object Management Group, Real-Time CORBA Specification, Version 1.2, OMG Document No. formal/2005-01-04, January 2005.Google Scholar

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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