DataDirect Connectors Powerful ADO.NET Connectivity to IBM DB2


Directly connect to DB2 in a fully managed driver that is a 100% .NET code


Protects data in motion with no direct access to memory or machine registers


Integrate DB2 without client libraries across all versions




Protect data in motion with full OpenSSL and .NET Framework support including update compliance


Easily load large volumes of data without application code or additional tools that slow performance


Ensure high availability via application failover and workload balancing without costly server configurations


Certified DataDirect quality guarantees .NET compliance across all supported IBM DB2 versions and distributions

Broad Coverage

Single driver supports Linux, AIX, Solaris, Windows, HP-UX across all flavors of IBM DB2

Codeless Configuration

Optimize performance and compatibility without application changes

Technical Specs

Progress DataDirect Connect for ADO.Net
Version 4.2.0

  • Machine must have .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 or higher with the .NET Framework Redistributable Version 2.0 or higher installed
  • The data providers connect to the following database on all platforms supported by the database vendor, unless otherwise noted. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are supported. In addition, all editions and service packs/fix packs of the database version are supported.
  • .NET Framework Versions 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.1.0 and 4.5
  • Visual Studio 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and Lightswitch 2012

Database Support

  • DB2 V10.0, 10.1, 10.5 for Linux, UNIX, Windows using DRDA
  • DB2 V9.1, V9.5, V9.7 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
  • DB2 V8.x for Linux, UNIX, Windows
  • DB2 UDB V7.x for Linux, UNIX, Windows
  • DB2 V10.1 for z/OS
  • DB2 V9.1 for z/OS
  • DB2 UDB V8.1 for z/OS
  • DB2 UDB V7R1, V7R2 for i
  • DB2 UDB V6R1 for i
  • DB2 UDB V5R1, V5R2, V5R3, V5R4.1 for i

Progress DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET Entity Framework
Version 4.2.0

  • DB2 ADO.NET Entity Framework requires .NET Framework 4.5 and later versions
  • DB2 ADO.NET Entity Framework supports features of Entity Framework 6.0
  • DB2 Entity Framework data providers now require Entity Framework 6.0.

Database Support

  • DB2 UDB V7R1, V7R2 for i
  • DB2 UDB V6R1 for i

Programming Support

  • Applications Targeting .NET Framework 4.5
  • Database First, Model First, Code First, DBContext, Code First Migrations, Enumerated Types, Table Valued Functions, Code-Based Configuration (EF 6.0), Multiple Context Support, Connection Resiliency, Code First Map DML Operations To Stored Procedures

DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET Entity Framework data providers version 4.2.0 have been certified for running on the .NET Framework Versions 2.0 SP1 or higher, 3.0 SP1, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0

Security Vulnerability Response Policy

Upon identification of any security vulnerability, Progress will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to address the vulnerability in accordance with the following policy

Priority* Time Guideline Version(s)
High Risk
(CVSS 8+ or industry equivalent)
30 days Active (i.e. latest shipping version) and all Supported versions
Medium Risk
(CVSS 5-to-8 or industry equivalent)
180 days Active (i.e. latest shipping version)
Low Risk
(CVSS 0-to-5 or industry equivalent)
Next major release or best effort Active (i.e. latest shipping version)

* Priority is established based on the current version of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), an open industry standard for assessing the severity of computer system security vulnerabilities. For additional information on this scoring system, refer to

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