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ADO.NET EF provider for Oracle from Oracle corporation

Hi,

I have seen many articles on this topic. Today if we have use ADO.NET EF with Oracle we have to purchase the EF drivers from some other third party. That is again extra cost. Can some one tell me if Oracle is ready with a EF provider for ADO.NET EF ? If not what is the progress in this lines ? We see even the competitors like IBM are coming up with this EF provider compatiable with there new DB server.

Thanks and regards Venkatesh. S

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Ask again at http://stackoverflow.com. This more dicussed there than here.
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ADO.NET I understand but what is "EF?"
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user-74 answered

I think this is not entirely correct. There is also a free oracle ado.net ef provider available.

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Yes there is, but it's not really active.
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I wouldn't let the data access layer of an enterprise application depend on a 3rd party at codeplex. Just from a risk perspective alone it is a 100% NO.
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Hi, Thanks for your replies. I would agree few things with Pratikk. The codes in code plex are open source and not thrid party. But if you see the documents it is clearly told that this EF is stable enough to use in production. But I'm surprised wh Oracle is not adopting this technology. EF first release itself is amazingly solid and can cater to enetrprise level. With the release of .Net 4.0 it is moving from strength to strngth.
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pratikk answered

I think Oracle will never gain mind share in .Net development shops. It is a pity that Oracle has no support for LINQ, a 3 year old technology now. See my comments on this question at stackoverflow.

That being said I'm about to evaluate Devart DotConnect for Oracle. The cost is not that high but the question is how reliable it is. A rock solid, high performance ORM like EF is not trivial to implement and Oracle should be in the best position to support their own Database product.

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You can evaluate dotConnect - your limitation is the following - your table quantity should be less than 10. I like this tool because it provides outstanding Model Designer for me - http://www.devart.com/entitydeveloper/.

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