Devart is glad to announce the release of the new versions of
dotConnect for Oracle, dotConnect
for MySQL, and dotConnect
for PostgreSQL - enhanced database connectivity solutions, built
over the ADO.NET architecture, that support Entity Framework and LinqConnect ORM
solutions. New versions of dotConnect data providers offer you support for Entity
Framework Spatials and SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services.
Entity Framework Spatials Support
We have significantly improved Entity Framework Spatials support in the new version
of dotConnect for Oracle, and implemented spatials support in dotConnect for MySQL
and dotConnect for PostgreSQL.
The providers now support NetTopologySuite spatial service, which offers the richest
functionality and significantly extends the supported functionality of DbGeometry/DbGeography
classes. NetTopologySuite types are used by the new version of geospatial mapping
library SharpMap v1 RC3, which is now supported by our providers.
dotConnect providers now support a number of database-specific functions in Entity
SQL and LINQ to Entities and provide better performance when reading EWKT representation
of spatial data.
You can read more about new features of Entity Framework Spatials support in our
Enhanced Entity Framework Spatials support for Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL blog
SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Support
New versions of dotConnect for Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL now can be used in
Reporting Services projects for the latest version of SQL Server. Now our users
can benefit from Power View in Microsoft Excel 2013 and Power View in Microsoft
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 integration, data alerts and
other new SQL Server
2012 Reporting Services features. New build of dotConnect for SQLite also
supports SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services now.