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The 4 reasons to adopt OData now

In the fast-paced world of digital connectivity, efficient data exchange is paramount. One protocol that stands out in the realm of data interoperability and integration is OData (Open Data Protocol), an open protocol to allow the creation and consumption of queryable and interoperable RESTful APIs in a simple and standard way.

In this article, we explore the 4 compelling reasons to embrace OData as the protocol of choice when working with Hubway Connect.

  • Standardisation for a better integration
    Standardisation is vital in today’s highly connected world. With OData, businesses can ensure that their data exchange follows a standardised format, making integrating with other systems and applications more accessible. OData eliminates the need for time-consuming and costly custom integrations, saving businesses time and resources.
  • Better Integration enables interoperability
    OData’s commitment to industry standards sets the stage for unparalleled interoperability. Businesses often use diverse technology, relying on various systems and tools to maximise efficiency. OData’s adherence to industry standards ensures seamless integration between multiple systems, making data exchange simple and effective.
  • The Power of OData’s Query Capabilities
    One standout feature of OData that aligns seamlessly with Hubway Connect’s goals is its robust query capabilities. OData’s query capabilities allow for faster development cycles, lower maintenance costs, and overall improved efficiency. Businesses can leverage the power of OData’s query capabilities to access data in real-time, enabling accurate decision-making.
  • Reduced Development Complexity
    Efficiency in development cycles is a crucial metric for any business, ensuring developers can optimise their performance and deliver maximum value to the organisation. Hubway Connect is a no-code tool, so it doesn’t require any development skills to generate the APIs. However, the OData link created by Hubway can be easily tested and used by developers in other applications and interoperability scenarios.

With its RESTful API approach, OData offers a simplified and streamlined process that reduces the learning curve for developers. Their familiarity with OData’s conventions means they can leverage their existing knowledge, reducing the time and effort required to adapt. On the other hand, users benefit from a consistent experience across applications, making the transition between different platforms seamless.

In conclusion, using OData as the protocol for Hubway Connect is a strategic move towards enhancing standardisation, interoperability, and overall efficiency.  With its commitment to industry standards, robust query capabilities, and reduced development complexity and learning curve, OData is a valuable asset in data exchange.



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About the Author

Simona Muntele, Solution Architect
Simona Muntele, Solution Architect
Simona has over a decade of experience in solution architecture and a strong background in API management, specializing in creating innovative and sustainable solutions for complex business challenges.
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