CORBA and RM-ODP: parallel or divergent?

N Dunlop, J Indulska, K A Raymond
1999 Distributed Systems Engineering  
Modern architectures for distributed object environments (or distributed 'middleware') are revealing an increasing trend towards standardisation. The recent emergence of a standard for open distributed processing, the ISO / IEC Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP) [3] and the coincidence of the development of the Object Management Group's, Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) [11] , has prompted us to explore the relationship between these architectures. This
more » ... er analyses the CORBA architecture as a support environment for open distributed processing by comparing the business requirements for ODP, RM-ODP viewpoints, functions and distribution transparencies as specified in with the CORBA architecture. Through this examination we make evident that despite distinctly divergent terminology, there exist significant parallels between CORBA and RM-ODP.
doi:10.1088/0967-1846/6/2/303 fatcat:brpju5d4kvhrlmxz4hns2vsf2a