OData 4.0 Published as ISO/IEC 20802

For those that missed the announcement, I’m thrilled to report that OData 4.0 has been ratified and published as an ISO/IEC Standard.

OData 4.0 was published as an OASIS Standard in February of 2014. OASIS submitted OData 4.0 (including Errata) to the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information Technology body the following year, where it went through the standard review process before being unanimously approved in early 2016. The ISO/IEC publication became available early this year.

The OData 4.0 Core Protocol is available as ISO/IEC 20802-1:2016, and the OData 4.0 JSON Format is available as ISO/IEC 20802-2:2016.

ISO ratification confirms a higher level of interoperability, and is important to many government agencies worldwide for open data solutions.

I’d like to take a moment to thank and congratulate the many individuals who have contributed over the years to establishing OData as an International Standard.


OASIS Press Release: ISO/IEC JTC 1 Approves OASIS OData Standard for Open Data Exchange

ISO OData Standards Publications ISO/IEC 20802-1:2016 and ISO/IEC 20802-2:2016

OASIS OData Technical Committee

OData 4.0 OASIS Standard

OData JSON Format 4.0 OASIS Standard

About the Author

Michael Pizzo is Co-Chair of the OASIS OData Technical Committee and co-editor of the OASIS Standard documents. He has worked for almost 30 years in the design and delivery of data access solutions and APIs at Microsoft as a key designer and driver of Microsoft’s Data Access APIs including ODBC, OLEDB, ADO.NET, ADO.NET Entity Framework, and OData.

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