OData V4 is standardized by OASIS and approved as an ISO/IEC International Standard. With OData V4, you can experience improved efficiency of the business applications. It lets you leverage the new analytical capabilities to perform complex tasks with less programming. As a result, you can reduce the amount of data transferred and the number of calls required because some calls can be combined.
OData V4 has multiple benefits over OData V2. Some of them are:
- Better metadata compression, thus saving 10% to 60% of the data volume.
- More sophisticated queries, sorting and filter mechanisms, and multi-level expands are supported, thus reducing the number of calls and data volume being transferred.
- Addition of advanced analytical capabilities to the set of possible queries.
- Ability of the client to access multiple services at the same time.
- Improved data types that suit the needs of business applications.