The company had the task to develop a purpose-built clinical application to support patients with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. While building the application backend with .NET Core/Entity Framework Core, Michael Palgon, the Senior Software Engineer at Himformatics, faced the new requirement from the client. The software they were creating had to use the client's Oracle database because the customers possessed enterprise licensing.
At that time, Himformatics did not have any native EF Core provider for Oracle available. The company had to search for a third-party alternative. After in-depth research on the Web, they have chosen Devart dotConnect for Oracle.
With the help of dotConnect for Oracle, Himformatics could use the traditional .NET Core/EF Core tools they had in place, especially those focused on code-first migrations. At the same time, the developers met the requirement to use the client's existing Oracle database.
As a result, it was possible to reduce the software development cost, and the company obtained a productive and cost-effective tool to use Entity Framework Core with Oracle databases and improve the range of delivered services.