Telerik, being the pioneer in supporting emerging technologies, not only provides native direct connectivity to the OData protocol in its UI products, but also offers several systems which expose their data using the OData protocol.
The Open Data Protocol is a data exchange protocol by Microsoft that enables data transactions to be carried over standard web protocols (HTTP, Atom, and JSON) for querying and updating data. OData is being used to expose and access information from a variety of sources, including but not limited to relational databases, file systems, content management systems, and traditional web sites.
The Telerik's OData support extends from OData consumers such as our ASP.NET Ajax, Silverlight and WPF suites, to Telerik Reporting, which can connect and consume an existing OData feed with the help of WCF Data Services. The OData producers range from Telerik OpenAccess ORM to stand-alone systems, such as Telerik's Agile Project Management tool TeamPulse, Sitefinity CMS and the Telerik TV micro site.
For further details, visit www.telerik.com/odata.
Vassil Petev is a Product Manager at Telerik. Loves gadgets, sailing, skiing and DJing.