Open Data API
Vanilla Business Intelligence component Vanilla Metadata now expose its internal objects “Business Tables” and “Business Queries” through an Open API that support the Open Data OData Restless API standard.
Vanilla Business Intelligence component Vanilla KPI now expose its internal objects, applications, KPI, axes, domains, themes - dictionary and KPI value - through another Open API that support also the Open Data OData Restless API standard.
OData stands as an open protocol to allow the creation and consumption of queryable and interoperable RESTful APIs in a simple and standard way, so it was the perfect component to achieve our project to expose our internal objects (document, dataset, values) through a REST full API.
Now, any Vanilla Business Intelligence component can be a data source for any Open Data platform being able to process an OData connection and extract OData dataset. Then, it open the door to new kind of application, turning Vanilla as an ideal platform to store documents, datasets and KPI to be exposed into an Open Data portal.