Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) features optimized ADO.NET data access to the Oracle database. ODP.NET allows developers to take advantage of advanced Oracle database functionality, including Real Application Clusters, self-tuning statement cache, Application Continuity, and Fast Connection Failover. Developers can also use popular .NET features, such as Entity Framework Core.
There are three driver types: ODP.NET Core; ODP.NET, Managed Driver; and ODP.NET, Unmanaged Driver. ODP.NET Core is designed for multi-platform .NET (Core) applications. ODP.NET, Managed Driver is 100% managed code .NET Framework provider. Developers deploy a single assembly in a deployment package smaller than 10 MB. ODP.NET, Unmanaged Driver is the traditional Oracle ADO.NET provider that uses the Oracle Database Client.
The latest ODP.NET 21c supports .NET 7, Entity Framework Core 7, user-defined types, binary JSON, Azure Active Directory, Client Initiated Continuous Query Notification, and more.
Oracle .NET Office Hours - Join live monthly webcasts with Oracle product managers to ask questions
Tutorial: ODP.NET Core Getting Started - uses ASP.NET Core and Configuration API
Use Entity Framework with ODP.NET Sept 2011
ODP.NET Client Result Cache Jul 2008
Passing Array Parameters in ODP.NET Jan 2007
Improve ODP.NET Performance July 2006
Using Input REF Cursors with ODP.NET Jan 2006
New ODP.NET 10.2 LOB Features Nov 2005
Using Bind Variables in ODP.NET Sept 2005
For more information about developing Oracle .NET apps, visit the Oracle .NET Developer Center.