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WCF Data Service Architecture

WCF Data Services:

  • WCF Data Services enables creation and consumption of data services for the Web or an intranet by using the Open Data Protocol (OData).
  • OData enables you to expose your data as resources that are addressable by URIs.
  • This enables you to access and change data by using the semantics of representational state transfer (REST), specifically the standard HTTP verbs of GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE

WCF Data Service


It can expose data from any source by using data provider and service uses the OData protocol for communication. Response will return in either Atom or JSON format.

Client libraries will reside in the client application to consume the WCF data service. Libraries will vary based on the platform.

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