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DataDirect has always been on the forefront of standards development and our director of R&D, Jesse Davis, wrote about Odata and the future of web based data access in May 2012. Now in early 2013, I am actively working with shops on various odata connectivity projects. Projects range from producing ODATA feeds using DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET Entity Framework and DataDirect OpenAccess technology to consuming feeds from SQL based applications.
The most popular application consumers I have worked with are Excel PowerPivot, Tableau and Dundas. From odata.org, I have seen additional use cases such as Pebble Reports and Telerik .NET Tools.
Example data visualization of real-time NYC traffic data consumed from odata feed produced by DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET Sybase Entity Framework provider.
For the purposes of this tutorial, we are assuming the real-time traffic data from NYC is stored in a Sybase ASE v15 database. In reality, I loaded it into Sybase from the nyc.gov real-time traffic data on Tuesday 2/26/2013 at 3:05 PM EST.
Not sure how they're doing it, but people are driving slowly and getting places faster in Brooklyn!
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Sumit Sarkar is a Chief Data Evangelist at Progress, with over 10 years experience working in the data connectivity field. The world's leading consultant on open data standards connectivity with cloud data, Sumit's interests include performance tuning of the data access layer for which he has developed a patent pending technology for its analysis; business intelligence and data warehousing for SaaS platforms; and data connectivity for aPaaS environments, with a focus on standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and ODATA. He is an IBM Certified Consultant for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and TDWI member. He has presented sessions on data connectivity at various conferences including Dreamforce, Oracle OpenWorld, Strata Hadoop, MongoDB World and SAP Analytics and Business Objects Conference, among many others.
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