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DataDirect Cloud allows you to combine multiple data sources into a single OData endpoint through its OData federation service.
Progress® DataDirect Cloud® now supports multi-source OData end points. This new functionality allows you to access multiple OData-enabled data sources through a single service. Now, applications like Salesforce Lightning Connect, Microsoft Power BI, SAP Lumira and Tableau can connect to data from multiple sources, through the single endpoint provided by DataDirect Cloud.
This is very exciting new functionality and I’ve asked Donovan Bradley, from the DataDirect Cloud Engineering team, to walk us through how it all works.
Adding OData to a DataDirect Cloud source
Ensure your data source is OData-enabled
Creating a new data source group
Open the URI in your browser to check what applications will see in your combined data model
With DataDirect Cloud, OData consumers get easy access to multiple sources of data, even if they are of varying types such as Eloqua, Google Analytics and a SQL Server Data Warehouse from within a single OData federation service. You can even connect multiple data sources of the same type, for example, by merging an Oracle Siebel and an Oracle Operational Data Store.
This style of data federation is exposed in real-time without duplicating the data into a staging database.
If you’re ready for an upgrade that lets you fully utilize the OData protocol, sign up for a free trial of DataDirect Cloud today, and don’t hesitate to reach out online or in the comments below with any questions or concerns you may have.
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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