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 dotConnect for DB2 - New ADO.NET Provider

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Posted - 2013-08-16 : 07:43:36
Devart unveils the first version of dotConnect for DB2, an enhanced ORM enabled data provider for DB2 with advanced Entity Framework support. Based on ADO.NET technology it introduces a complete solution for developing DB2-based database applications.

dotConnect for DB2 allows developers to easily integrate DB2 data with widely used data-oriented technologies and use them in .NET applications. The provider offers better Entity Framework support, more features for ASP.NET projects, native SSIS Source and Destination components, dbMonitor support, and other features.

What makes dotConnect for DB2 stand out:

- ADO.NET Benefits
dotConnect for DB2 supports both connected (DataTable) and disconnected (DataSet) models of data access, provides advanced components, such as DB2Script, powerful tools - DataSet Wizard and DataSetManager, etc.

- Entity Framework Benefits
dotConnect for DB2 provides way better Entity Framework support than the standard IBM DB2 .NET Data Provider. It supports all the development approaches - Model First, Database First, or Code First, supports Visual Studio EDM designer, and provides its own visual model designer - Entity Developer - with far more advanced functionality. dotConnect for DB2 supports using DB2-specific types and functions, stored procedures, etc. in Entity Framework and provides a wide number of settings for configuring Entity Framework provider.

- ASP.NET Support
dotConnect for DB2 offers a number of features for ASP.NET projects. It provides an advanced DB2DataSource component for data access and support for ASP.NET provider model. It offers such ASP.NET providers as Membership provider and role provider (along with SimpleMembership providers), Session State provider, Site Map provider, Web Event provider, and Personalization provider.

- Miscellaneous features
dotConnect for DB2 can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Enterprise Library Data Access Application Block, provides native Source and Destination components for data flows in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages, offers convenient per-component monitoring of database events and other features, not available in the standard provider.

For detailed information about the dotConnect for DB2 features, visit the product page - [url][/url].

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