dotConnect for Oracle Overview

dotConnect for Oracle, formerly known as OraDirect .NET, is an enhanced ORM enabled data provider for Oracle that builds on ADO.NET technology to present a complete solution for developing Oracle-based database applications. It introduces new approaches for designing application architecture, boosts productivity, and facilitates the development of database applications.

Fast and Advanced ADO.NET Provider

dotConnect for Oracle offers both high performance native connectivity to the Oracle database and a number of innovative development tools and technologies. It supports a wide range of Oracle-specific features, such as Advanced Queuing, Alerts, Pipes, Direct Path Loading, Change notifications, Transparent Application Failover, REF cursors, objects, packages, and others.

RAD Approach

dotConnect for Oracle provides a vast number of GUI tools that increase your productivity. It integrates into Visual Studio Server Explorer and other tools, and provides advanced visual component editors to simplify component tweaking. DataSet tools, such as DataSet Wizard, DataSet Editor, DataSet Manager, provide you an easy way to create and edit typed and untyped DataSets.

Entity Framework NHibernate LINQ to SQL Entity Developer

ORM Solutions

dotConnect for Oracle offers enhanced ORM support with a bundled visual designer for ORM models - Entity Developer. dotConnect for Oracle supports ADO.NET Entity Framework, NHibernate, and LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to Oracle) - our own ORM solution, closely compatible to Microsoft LINQ to SQL, while extending its functionality with its own features.

Quotes

I have got to say that you guys are the most responsive group when it comes to fixing bugs. Many of the problems I have posted about have specifically been addressed in a subsequent release of your dotConnect for Oracle or Entity Developer products. This one wasn't even a complaint and you fixed it anyway. Thank you! Please keep up the great customer service, you guys are awesome!

Simon Kingaby, Piedmont Natural Gas

...Really like your product, by the way. I had previously used the EFOracleProvider example provided by MS, and actually got that working in our system, but was it ever slow!! Installing dotConnect for Oracle was easy, and the speed improvement was obvious.

Robin Warren, Ibis Biosciences
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Features

Direct Mode

Direct Mode

Allows your application to work with Oracle directly via TCP/IP without involving Oracle Client.

ASP.NET

 

Implements Role, Session State, Membership, Profile, Site Map, and other ASP 2.0 providers.

Enterprise Library

Enterprise Library

Can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Enterprise Library Data Access Application Block.

BIS

BIS

Enables Integration Services to export and import data to/from Oracle servers.

Monitoring

Monitoring

Allows per-component tracing of database events with a free dbMonitor application.



ADO.NET Data Provider for Oracle