Friday, October 10, 2008

Telerik reveals new product line: Telerik OpenAccess ORM

Big- no-  HUGE news today. For some time now Telerik has been alluding to a new product line that will be joining the Telerik offering in Q3 of this year, and now the veil is finally lifted! In Q3 2008, Telerik will introduce Telerik OpenAccess ORM. That's right, Telerik is moving beyond UI components to do for data development what we've done for UI development. Telerik OpenAccess ORM, formerly Vanatec OpenAccess, will make process of developing a robust, scalable, datastore-agnostic data layer as easy as building rich, high-performance UIs for ASP.NET, WinForms, WPF, and Silverlight with the RadControls. We know we're not the only game in town for ORMs, but just as we entered the UI component market and corrected the oversights of "incumbent" vendors, we plan to enhance the ORM experience for .NET developers and bring Telerik's trademark service, documentation, and support to .NET ORMs.

This is an exciting time for Telerik and we're very eager to ship this product to you. We know there are going to be lots of questions after today's announcement, so stay tuned to Telerik Watch and the blogs for lots of additional details in the coming days and weeks leading up to the Q3 release. For now, spread the word and get ready for "more than you expect" in you data development!


Asit said...

You are right. This is huge. So many questions come to mind. But the very first one is cost of course. In other words, for existing ASP.NET subscription holders, what is it going to cost? Or is it going to cost anything?

Todd Anglin said...

@Asit- Definitely a good question. We'll be announcing pricing and licensing options as we get closer to the Q3 release. I'm not sure what the exact licensing specs are at the moment, but you can bet Telerik will continue to take care of its loyal customers. Stay tuned for more details.


Anonymous said...

Hi Todd, this is good news for Telerik users but how does this compare with ADO.NET Entity Framework? I am just about to start a major project and am wondering if the Vanatec solution might be better.

Todd Anglin said...

@Johathan- I encourage you to check out OpenAccess ORM before starting your project. While we plan to eventually build a solid "cooperation" road map for OA and EF, that probably won't find it's way in to the product until late 2009. Until then, OA is still a very solid and more mature ORM tool than EF, so it's worth checking-out for your project. If you have questions, feel free to send them my way.