7 Reasons to Choose OpenAccess ORM over LINQ to SQL
1. New Features 3 Times per Year
It's a race - with technology and competition. And we like to be ahead, so that you are ahead with the newest tools. We never stop - 3 major and at least 3 service releases per year for every product. Weekly builds are also available so that your problems are eliminated right away.
2. Industry-Leading Dedicated Technical Support
Developer tools are useless without technical support. And we offer the very best one. Even during your trial period. Actually that's a key reason why people choose Telerik. We are there when you most need us. You don't get just DLLs, but solutions for your assignment.
3. Familiar Visual Designer, More Functionality
Create a working project in minutes with the Visual Designer for OpenAccess ORM, just like you would do with LINQ to SQL. The same experience and usability, but enriched with a functional visual editor, numerous wizards, and tools.
4. Convert from LINQ to SQL to Telerik OpenAccess in No Time
Easily convert existing LINQ to SQL projects to using OpenAccess ORM and take advantage of the Telerik ORM’s extended functionality. Use the converter wizard to simply select the target dbml file in the Visual Studio Solution Explorer and click “Convert from L2S Model to Domain Model” from the contextual menu. See Video on Getting Started with the LINQ to SQL Converter.
5. Broad Database Support
Telerik OpenAccess ORM works equally well with more than 12 databases (and new ones are constantly added), such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle Server, MySQL, Firebird, VistaDB, SQLite, and more. All major features, such as stored procedures, views, and concurrency control are supported for all databases. Read more in Supported Database Features.
6. Extensive LINQ Support
Use the extensive LINQ support that OpenAccess provides to work with your data in a unified way. You also have two other options -- Object Query Language (OQL) and SQL (protected from injection attacks). Regardless of the query language, we provide you with all the means to easily query your data. Read more.
7. Quickly Get Started with the Free Software Development Kit
The Telerik Software Development Kit (SDK) for Telerik OpenAccess is an easy to use resource browser for all things OpenAccess. It includes demos and relevant information for developers to get started and quickly integrate Telerik OpenAccess ORM in their applications. Find out more and get it.
Check out the Telerik OpenAccess ORM product page for the complete list of benefits that OpeaAccess ORM provides.