The Ed-Fi Cloud Operational Data Store and API (or "Cloud ODS" for short) is a distribution of the Ed-Fi Operational Data Store and API that deploys in a cloud-based platform (currently Microsoft Azure). The Cloud ODS is optimized for ease of deployment and intended to be simpler to manage than the source-code distribution.
The distribution delivers most of the features of the Ed-Fi Operational Data Store and API, including data management APIs, API composites and security features. These features support data aggregation and exchange, and in turn are used to support support downstream analytics, business intelligence and system provisioning use cases.
The Cloud ODS and API also includes a Web-based application for performing common administrative tasks.
Documentation for the Cloud ODS and API is viewable online: