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Oracle REST Data Services

by John Scott

Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) is the current name for what once upon a time was termed the APEX Listener. Not only has Oracle changed the name, but it has changed a lot of the functionality as well. ORDS is notably different and broader in scope. For example, in ORDS 3 you’ll find the following:

  • Installation no longer requires APEX.
  • ORDS provides Oracle NoSQL database support.
  • ORDS autogenerates REST endpoints for tables and views.

One of the significant changes with ORDS 3.0 is that you no longer require APEX to be installed. When I first learned that, I wondered why you would want to use ...

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