.NET Connector for Oracle with ORM Support

dotConnect for Oracle is a high-performance 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.

Our ADO.NET Oracle provider 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.

With 17 years of development history, dotConnect for Oracle provides an ultimate pack of robust data connectivity features and already empowers thousands of data-related .NET apps.

Advanced Visual Studio Integration

dotConnect for Oracle provides a vast number of GUI tools that increase your productivity. For example, it includes DataSet tools, such as DataSet Wizard, DataSet Editor, DataSet Manager, provide you an easy way to create and edit typed and untyped DataSets.

Oracle ADO.NET Provider supports advanced Visual Studio integration (DDEX), and provides convenient visual component editors to simplify component tweaking.

Broad Compatibility

dotConnect for Oracle was the first Oracle database provider to support .NET Core and Entity Framework Core, and we work hard to support new platforms and development technologies as soon as they are released.

  • Oracle support: from 8 to 23с, Oracle TimesTen
  • Visual Studio support: 2008 – 2022
  • Platforms support:
    • .NET 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0
    • Full .NET Framework 2.0 – 4.8
    • .NET Core 1.x, 2.x, and 3.0
    • .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and above
    • Mono 2.0 and above

Enhanced ORM Support

dotConnect for Oracle offers enhanced ORM support with a bundled visual designer for ORM models - Entity Developer. Our Oracle ADO.NET Provider supports the following ORMs:

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What are some reasons to choose Devart dotConnect for Oracle?

Direct Mode

Direct Mode

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


High Performance

Uses many Oracle-specific performance features & optimizations to ensure the highest performance.



Supports various encryption algorithms, OS authentication, Proxy authentication, Oracle Data Integrity, etc.



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



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



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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is dotConnect for Oracle used for?

It is a high-performance Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) enabled data provider for Oracle, built on ADO.NET technology. It presents a complete solution for development of Oracle-based database applications. Main advantages are boost in performance, productivity, and new approaches for application architecture design.

Does dotConnect for Oracle require Oracle Client?

Devart dotConnect for Oracle supports the Direct Mode, which enables the user's applications to work with Oracle diractly via TCP/IP, avoiding usage of Oracle Client alltogether.

What types of secure connection are supported?

Devart dotConnect for Oracle supports multiple encryption algorithms, has OS and Proxy authentication, Oracle Data Integrity, and more.