Telerik's OpenAccess ORM Tool Now Free

Company extends free pricing to all database platforms.

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Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application lifecycle and content management solutions, has changed the price for its object relational mapping tool, OpenAccess ORM. The company is now offering the tool free of charge beyond Microsoft databases to all 12 database platforms it supports, such as SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, and IDMDB2.

The company will continue to enhance OpenAccess ORM with regular releases and will still offer clients its dedicated support via the company’s Premium and Ultimate Collection bundles.

The OpenAccess ORM framework maps the objects in an object-oriented domain model to and from one’s relational database tables, views, and/or stored procedures. Mapping is performed within Visual Studio and is independent from source code and database. Operating as a datastore-agnostic virtual layer, OpenAccess ORM can be used from within the programming language to access and manipulate data.

The Telerik ORM tool works in all .NET platforms: ASP.NET, AJAX, MVC, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Forms, and Azure. The enterprise-grade ORM for .NET was recently updated to include a new Web Services Wizard that easily exposes the application data to client applications using various web services, without having developers write a single line of code.

Telerik OpenAccess ORM performs the mundane tasks of generating the data access code for an application, relieving users from a significant portion of their relational data persistence tasks. The generated code has been tested extensively by Telerik and conforms to the latest object-oriented development standards. By doing the heavy lifting for customers, OpenAccess ORM can save users between 20 and 85 percent of development and testing time.

More information is available at www.telerik.com.