Accessing Data Using OData Protocol (Preview)

The AnzoGraph front end application includes a Data on Demand service that enables users to generate Open Data Protocol (OData)-based feeds that can be used to access data programmatically via a RESTful API or from third-party business intelligence tools such as TIBCO Spotfire, Tableau, and Microsoft Power BI.

The Data on Demand feature is a Preview release, which means the implementation has recently been completed, is not yet thoroughly tested and could be unstable, and future releases may include significant changes. The feature is available for trial usage, but Cambridge Semantics recommends that you do not rely on Preview features in production environments.

OData facilitates the creation and consumption of queryable and interoperable RESTful APIs in a simple and standard manner. The protocol enables web clients to use simple HTTP messages to publish and edit resources that are identified using URLs and are defined in a data model. OData shares some similarities with JDBC and ODBC. Like ODBC, OData is not limited to relational databases. The AnzoGraph Data on Demand service follows the OData Version 4.0 specification, which defines the standard URL conventions, query options, and a metadata schema that describes the data model.

The topics in this section provide information about creating and accessing Data on Demand endpoints.