With the release of Ritmo for IBM i, version 6, application
developers now have the freedom to use Entity Frameworks or MS LightSwitch as development environments for applications requiring IBM DB2 for i data stores. Ritmo/i v6, a 100% managed .NET provider, provides:
- Native access to IBM i data through Entity Framework
- Integration with Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, SSDT
- Support for MS LightSwitch, a RAD tool available with Visual Studio
- Support for multi-value parameters in SSRS and SSDT
Ritmo/i v6 leverages the IBM i Optimized Database Server (ODBS) protocol and requires no additional server software.