Now supporting Microsoft Entity Framework 4.0 for its Oracle, Sybase ASE, and DB2 providers DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET 3.5 is released from Progress Software. Key to new functionality includes the support for 4.0 and 1.0 of the ADO.NET entity framework fo Oracle, Sybase, and DB2 on iSeries as well as optimized connection pooling for improved performance.
| "Progress Software continues to be a leader in both the breadth and depth of coverage of databases, database features, and application development technologies," said Rob Steward, vice president of engineering, Progress Software. "With the release of ADO.NET 3.5, Progress remains the only software company that not only delivers 100 percent managed code ADO.NET providers to Oracle, Sybase, and DB2, but now allows developers and architects who need to connect Entity Framework to have a superior option for better overall performance and increased usability."|