IBM App Connect Professional enables connectivity with OData endpoints like Salesforce Lightning. App Connect can also connect to apps (endpoints) that do not support OData, using hundreds of pre-built connectors, and expose those endpoints as OData interfaces.
For example, IBM App Connect Professional can expose critical data in existing backend systems as OData APIs into Salesforce in real time, without needing any data migration. Salesforce Lightning can make OData GET HTTP calls to retrieve live data as needed or make other OData calls to perform OData activities in App Connect.
OData activities, to read or write OData, work in conjunction with HTTP/ReST activities in App Connect. That means the output of the HTTP activities is given as input to OData activity and then the output of the OData activity is passed back as input to the HTTP activities.