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RPC Remote Procedure Call is a form of application-to-application communication that is a tightly coupled synchronous process.
Router Routers are a special-purpose networking device responsible for managing the connection of two or more networks. Today, IP routers check the destination address of the packets and decide the appropriate route to send them. However, 15-years ago, IP routing functionality was provided only by UNIX workstations. Two Stanford professors developed IP routers that abstracted the routing functionality to form Cisco Systems. These specialized devices have enabled the construction of scalable and adaptive IP networks including the Internet, a feat that could not be achieved by general purpose workstations. Similarly, Business Process Routers provide functionality that is in many ways provided by various applications.
RosettaNet RosettaNet is a consortium of major Information Technology, Electronic Components and Semiconductor Manufacturing companies working to create and implement industry-wide, open e-business process standards. These standards form a common e-business language, aligning processes between supply chain partners on a global basis.
Repudiation The denial or attempted denial by an entity involved in a communication of having participated in all or part of the communication.
Repository A storage mechanism for finalised DTDs and other XML components. In this context a repository is the wrapping of potential business library components into information that can be used in an implementation.
Relationship-Dependent Master Data Globally, it is master data that concerns all terms bilaterally agreed and communicated between trading partners such as marketing conditions, prices and discounts, logistics agreements, etc. (EAN/UCC GDAS definition).
Registration Registration is the process that references all items and parties published in all GCI/GDAS-compliant data pools and on which there is a need to synchronise/ retrieve information. This is supported by data storage in accordance with the registry data scope and rules.
RDBMS Relational Database Management System.
RDA Remote Data Access, usually to an RDBMS via SQL.