dotConnect for MySQL is an ORM-enabled data access provider for MySQL. It allows you to connect to MySQL database servers directly via TCP/IP and comes bundled with various development tools.
Its foundation lies on ADO.NET and it offers a fast DB connectivity. Supported ORM frameworks and solutions are ADO.NET Entity Framework, NHibernate and LinqConnect. In the package you will also get ORM model visual designer.
For those, who are using Visual Studio for application development, dotConnect for MySQL also supports integration with it, amongst the support for integration with many other tools. Various ASP 2.0 providers are supported, while for importing and exporting of data, to and from MySQL server, Integration Services are supported as well.
Datasets can be created and edited without too much effort, as it comes with Dataset tools for that purpose. To further streamline the development process, it also comes with various GUI editors, to help developers set up different connectivity options easily.
By using dotConnect for MySQL for your database connectivity and application development, you will have access to many MySQL-specific features, such as secure SSL and SSH connections, embedded server, compression protocol, HTTP tunneling and others.