Using the SAP Odata deployment, there are many options. So let us tackle the following information of SAP Odata.
Learn About SAP Odata Deployment Options
SAP Odata is a free and open-source cloud platform for building SAP business applications. SAP Odata is a rapid application development platform that provides an architecture with the best of both worlds.
It is a rich UI, easy to use and it is lightweight. SAP Odata also provides a RESTful API for data access.
Following are the deployment options for SAP Odata:
SAP Odata Server:
This is a component of the SAP NetWeaver Cloud Platform. It provides support for the full lifecycle of SAP data in the cloud.
Including data definition, change management, migration, and configuration control. The SAP OData server component can run on-premise or in the cloud (public or private).
So this component supports access to data using standard protocols like HTTP and HTTPS. But you can use any protocol that can make a TCP connection to the OData server.
The SAP NetWeaver Cloud Platform also includes the SAP NetWeaver Gateway component. That helps you connect your on-premise applications to the cloud service.
The gateway component runs in conjunction with the NetWeaver Gateway Runtime Server. You can configure the gateway component to accept connections from various types of clients.
Such as Java applications, .NET applications, and Web browsers.
Data Services :
Another component is part of Microsoft’s SQL Server product family. As of now, this component supports only Microsoft SQL Server as its database.
You can use this component to create an on-premise data service that runs on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. Or Windows Server 2012 Enterprise Edition (the latter of which is required if you want to use clustering).
So this component provides support for the entire lifecycle of SAP data in the cloud. And also includes support for data definition, change management, migration, and configuration control.
You can also use this component to create a hybrid system by exporting your on-premise data. Into a SQL Server database running in Azure Compute Services (formerly Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines).
Or running on-premise in your datacenter or hosted solutions provider’s datacenter. Then creating an Azure data service from it.
To access your on-premise data through the SQL Server Data Service. So you must install either the SQL Server Management Studio or SQL Server Management Studio Express.
Deployment Options Using Odata Explorer
The Odata Explorer is a free lightweight tool that helps you to be a part of the OData ecosystem. It helps you to develop applications based on OData.
There are only two ways to deploy the SAP Odata Explorer tool:
1. Download and Install the Executable: This option is recommended for developers who want to run the tool from their computers.
2. Download and Install the MSI Package: This option is recommended for users and administrators who want to install the tool on their servers with limited permission to users.
What Are The Disadvantages Of Deploying This SAP Odata?
The major concern with the deployment of SAP Odata is that it is a programming language. That needs lots of time to deploy and working with it requires some knowledge of programming languages.
Though SAP Odata provides a RESTful API, it is not a simple API. You must know the API parameters and their values to work with it.
So the main disadvantage with SAP Odata is that it requires lots of time to deploy. And also working with it requires some knowledge of programming languages.