LinqConnect, dotConnect for Oracle, and dotConnect Universal

LinqConnect, dotConnect for Oracle, and dotConnect Universal

Postby salamander2007 » Wed 15 Dec 2010 02:52

If I need ORM capabilities, do I have to buy both dotConnect for Oracle and LinqConnect? or I just have to buy dotConnect for Oracle Professional?

And if I buy dotConnect Universal, do I still need to buy dotConnect for Oracle and LinqConnect?
Thanks
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Postby StanislavK » Wed 15 Dec 2010 16:37

For using ORMs against the Oracle DBMS, you can purchase dotConnect for Oracle or LinqConnect separately. dotConnect for Oracle includes support for the LinqConnect ORM, and LinqConnect has the bundled dotConnect for Oracle data provider.

The difference is that
1) in dotConnect for Oracle, support for LinqConnect is limited by working with Oracle only (LinqConnect itself can be used with different DBMSs);
2) dotConnect for Oracle supports Entity Framework;
3) dotConnect for Oracle includes support for advanced Oracle-specific features, like the Direct (i.e., without using the Oracle client) connection mode.

dotConnect Universal is a separated product which provides general ADO.NET features for accessing different DBMSs. It includes bundled providers, in particular, a limited version of dotConnect for Oracle, but does not include support for ORMs.

For the detailed information about the features of each product, please refer to
http://www.devart.com/dotconnect/oracle/features.html
http://www.devart.com/linqconnect/features.html
http://www.devart.com/dotconnect/universal/editions.html

Feel free to contact us if anything is unclear.
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