Ram Jeyaraman, co-Chair of the OASIS OData Technical Committee, and Senior Standards Professional, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Brian Benz, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
I am delighted and proud to share the news that OASIS has formally submitted the Open Data Protocol (OData) version 4.0 (including approved errata) and OData JSON Format version 4.0 (including approved errata) to ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1 for approval as an International Standard.
This is the next step in standardization of these specifications, which were most recently approved as OASIS Standards by OASIS in 2014. The ISO/IEC JTC 1 Secretariat is expected to start a multi-month Draft International Standard ballot soon. Our standards group here at MS Open Tech, who represents Microsoft in OASIS will continue to work with OASIS during the approval process, which typically takes about one year.
OData is a Web protocol for querying and updating data that provides a uniform way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications today. OData is the equivalent of ODBC for the Web. It allows creation of data services on the Web and consuming from them using REST principles and URL conventions. OData represents an important step in the direction towards a more open, programmable web, and is especially important in our rapidly growing cloud-computing marketplace.
You can learn more about ODATA and get an understanding of OData’s value on the OData website: http://www.odata.org/, including a list of related products and projects, resources for developers, and how you can get involved with OData.
Whether you’re a novice user or an active contributor the OData community, we’d like to hear from you! Let us know how your experience with OData has been so far by leaving comments here, and also connect with the community and join the conversation on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Stack Overflow.