dotConnect for Oracle 8.4 with Oracle TimesTen Support!

May 29, 2014

Devart is glad to announce the release of dotConnect for Oracle 8.4, Devart ADO.NET data provider for Oracle with support for Entity Framework, LinqConnect (LINQ to Oracle) and NHibernate! The new version allows connecting to Oracle TimesTen 11g Release 1 and Oracle TimesTen 11g Release 2 databases on 32-bit and 64-bit platforms in the OCI mode.

Support for TimesTen-Specific Data Types

dotConnect for Oracle now supports such TimesTen-specific data types as TT_TINYINT, TT_SMALLINT, TT_INTEGER, TT_BIGINT, TT_DATE, TT_TIMESTAMP, TIME, BINARY, and VARBINARY. For better support of the Oracle TimesTen-specific TT_TINYINT, TT_SMALLINT, and TT_BIGINT data types, the following elements were added to the OracleDbType enum: Byte, Int16, and Int64.

Support for TimesTen in Entity Framework

Oracle TimesTen is now supported in runtime of Entity Framework providers for all Entity Framework versions: v1, v4, v5, and v6. Now you can create Entity Framework models for TimesTen databases using Database First approach in EDM Wizard/EDM Designer of Visual Studio 2008 SP1, 2010, and 2012, and in Entity Framework Tools for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.

Code First/Code First Migrations are also supported for Oracle TimesTen databases, including support for TimesTen-specific data types.

Better Server Explorer Integration

New version of dotConnect for Oracle provides better Server Explorer integration - now Server Explorer integration is available for Oracle TimesTen databases and for Windows Authentication connections to Oracle databases.

Other Improvements

OracleConnection now has the ServerType property, indicating whether it is connected to Oracle database or to TimesTen server. It is of the new OracleServerEnum type, which includes the following elements: Oracle, TimesTen, Undefined.

Download and try the new version of dotConnect for Oracle now!

For detailed information on dotConnect for Oracle please refer to the product pages. If you wish to provide feedback on the new version, 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.