CORBA® is the acronym for Common Object Request Broker Architecture™, OMG®'s open, vendor-independent architecture and infrastructure that computer applications use to work together over networks.
What is CORBA good for?
CORBA is useful in many situations. CORBA works behind the scenes in the computer rooms of many of the world's largest websites; ones that you probably use every day.
OMG's best support for server-side scalability comes from the CORBA Component Model. The over 400 attendees at each OMG meeting make it a happening as well as an occasion to advance the OMG specification suite.