First Release of dotConnect for DB2 - New Member of ADO.NET Providers Family

Press Release   •   Aug 19, 2013 17:33 EEST

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.

Pricing and Availability

The fully functional first version of dotConnect for DB2 is already available for download and use during the 30-days trial period.

The price for a single license of dotConnect for DB2 Professional Edition is starting at just $199.95. The latest version of dotConnect for DB2 can be purchased on the product's Ordering page.

Besides, all Devart product licenses are subject to 20% discount till 30th of August 2013. Users can buy dotConnect for DB2 Professional Edition single license for the price of as little as $159.95.

If you wish to provide feedback on the new product, you can do it in our forum or by e-mail. We are always glad to hear your comments and take into account your development needs.

About Devart

Devart is a recognized vendor of database connectivity solutions for Microsoft .NET and Embarcadero Delphi development platforms as well as database development and management software.

Company's solutions support such databases as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, InterBase, Firebird, and SQLite.

Along with database oriented software Devart offers productivity tools for Visual Studio which help developers to be empowered, stay focused, and deliver their best all the time.

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