The Open Data (OData) protocol is a data access protocol that provides a standardized way to create and consume data APIs via the web. The technology builds upon common protocols and methodologies, such as HTTP, REST, AtomPub, and JSON. The initial versions were defined by Microsoft as open standard, and OData has since been picked up by an OASIS committee with sponsors from many industry giants, such as IBM, Red Hat, and SAP AG. OASIS approved the latest version of the standard (Version 4) in February 2014.
Microsoft has embraced OData as the primary way to expose data APIs for many of its products. SharePoint, Project ...