Connecting to Your Data

Connecting to Your Data

CData provides custom plugins and drivers to connect popular Client Tools to your data sources in CData Connect Cloud. For Client Tools that do not have these custom plugins or drivers, you can connect to your data through the endpoints outlined below.


The CData Connect Cloud OData API implements the Open Data (OData) Protocol. It allows you to customize the data you surface to Client Tools and provides a single endpoint for any client tool that supports OData connections.

Refer to the OData API overview page for more information about configuring and using the OData API.

Virtual SQL Server

CData’s Virtual SQL Server implements the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) protocol. It emulates a standard SQL server and allows you to query your data like any other SQL source.