dotConnect for DB2 Benefits:
- ADO.NET Benefits
dotConnect for DB2 supports both connected (DataTable) and disconnected (DataSet) models of data access, provides advanced components, such as DB2Script, powerful tools - DataSet Wizard and DataSetManager, etc.
- Entity Framework Benefits
dotConnect for DB2 provides much better Entity Framework support than the standard IBM DB2 .NET Data Provider. It supports all the development approaches - Model First, Database First, or Code First, supports Visual Studio EDM designer, and provides its own visual model designer - Entity Developer - with far more advanced functionality. dotConnect for DB2 supports using DB2-specific types and functions, stored procedures, etc. in Entity Framework and provides a wide number of settings for configuring Entity Framework provider.
- ASP.NET Support
dotConnect for DB2 offers a number of features for ASP.NET projects. It provides an advanced DB2DataSource component for data access and support for ASP.NET provider model. It offers such ASP.NET providers as Membership provider and role provider (along with SimpleMembership providers), Session State provider, Site Map provider, Web Event provider, and Personalization provider.
- Miscellaneous features
dotConnect for DB2 can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Enterprise Library Data Access Application Block, provides native Source and Destination components for data flows in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages, offers convenient per-component monitoring of database events and other features, not available in the standard provider.
For detailed information on dotConnect for DB2 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.
Devart Development Team