Pagination for data engineers is the process of dividing large data into manageable data sizes. In this video of this tutorial, pagination returns data based on user-defined parameters. Pagination in OData services is a technique used to retrieve a limited number of records from an OData service at a time. This is useful when working with large datasets as it allows you to retrieve only the data you need, rather than having to retrieve the entire dataset at once. Pagination is implemented using the $top and $skip query parameters in OData. The $top parameter specifies the maximum number of records to retrieve, while the $skip parameter specifies the number of records to skip before retrieving data.