ADO.NET 4.3: New Support for Visual Studio 2017, Oracle, DB2 & SQL Server

ADO.NET 4.3: New Support for Visual Studio 2017, Oracle, DB2 & SQL Server

Posted on March 15, 2018 0 Comments
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The high-performing DataDirect ADO.NET data providers eliminate the need for database client software, and now support VS 2017 and the latest database versions, plus improved security and more.

Progress DataDirect delivers comprehensive data connectivity for the highest value data stores and the most popular APIs in the market. Our high-performing ADO.NET data providers eliminate the need for database client software while providing superior application performance and scalability. The DataDirect Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and SAP Sybase providers combine flexibility and security for ADO.NET connections.

What’s New in ADO.NET 4.3?

We’ve recently updated our suite of ADO.NET providers to add support for Visual Studio 2017, new database and operating system versions, and added new security features.

ADONET Data Providers

Visual Studio 2015, 2017

Microsoft’s Visual Studio continues to be one of the most popular desktop IDEs (integrated development environments) in the market today, with estimates showing it has around 20% of the market share. The most recent version is Visual Studio 2017, and Progress DataDirect ADO.NET 4.3 providers support Visual Studio 2017 as well as the previous release, Visual Studio 2015.

Support for New Database and Operating System Versions

In addition to adding new feature support, DataDirect ADO.NET providers have also added support for the latest database and platform versions:

  • DB2 for iV7R3
  • DB2 Z/OS 12
  • SQL Server 2017
  • Oracle 12cR2
  • Windows 10 Creator
  • .NET Framework 4.7


We're continually working to improve the features and security in our products. Security needs continue to evolve, and that's why we've recently added enhancements to our ADO.NET suite of data providers, including the following: 

  • Support for Credential object for all drivers. Credential objects help to encrypt the password information when stored in memory in the application.
  • Oracle 12cR2 ALLOWED_LOGON_VERSION=12 support
  • Oracle FIPS support

Security is just one of the reasons that Sungard chose Progress DataDirect for their ADO.NET project. Sungard, a leading software and IT services company, wanted to make their ONESolution—.NET based flagship product for the public sector—database agnostic. Microsoft representatives working with SunGard recommended Progress DataDirect as connectivity solutions for a broad variety of databases from a single vendor.

Get Started Today

If you need high-performing, secure ADO.NET data providers that eliminate the need for database client software while providing superior application performance and scalability, get started today with DataDirect ADO.NET. Our ADO.NET data providers for Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, SAP Sybase are available for a free 15-day trial. Download and test them today, and contact us with any questions.

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Susan Lamatrice

Susan Lamatrice is a Technical Marketing Manager with 20 years’ experience in the Data Connectivity field. Susan has experience in Pre-Sales and Post-Sales technical support, as well as training and Sales Enablement. Her work is focused on making technical information consumable and engaging for both technical and non-technical audiences.

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