RESTful Architecture

This section describes the REST architectural style of the Denodo Platform.

The main feature of this architecture is the RESTful Web Service, which provides access to the views created in the Virtual DataPort server.

This service depends on the following features:

  • Primary keys of views: see section Primary Keys of Views.

  • Associations between views: see section Associations.

  • Navigational queries (SELECT_NAVIGATIONAL), which can traverse the associations defined between views. The RESTful Web service executes these queries to obtain the views requested by clients. See more about this in the section Navigational Queries of the VQL Guide.

The Denodo OData 4.0 Service is also included with Virtual DataPort, and provides access to the views created in Virtual DataPort, with the OData (Open Data Protocol) format.

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