Telerik Acquires Vanatec and Adds ORM to Portfolio
Telerik, a vendor of developer tools and UI components for .NET, announced it has acquired Vanatec, a German company specialized in Object Relational Mapping (ORM) software. This acquisition allows Telerik to offer an Enterprise-grade ORM product to its customer base, and marks another step in the company s strategy to reduce development complexity in .NET applications.
The German team will continue to work primarily on the ORM software. The Munich office will grow to become Telerik s hub for servicing customers from Western Europe, which follows the company s efforts for building regional sales and technical support operations.
Vanatec OpenAccess will be rebranded as Telerik OpenAccess ORM, and will be made available to Telerik customers with the Q3 release scheduled for November 5, 2008. Substantial improvements will be implemented during the following months (till the Q1 2009 release): new wizards and intuitive design time, effortless integration with all Telerik products, as well as a number of other new features.
Telerik OpenAccess ORM is a tool for building highly optimized persistent data layers. The product supports both forward and reverse mapping, which makes it suitable for any application scenario. Built with usability in mind, OpenAccess ORM offers Visual Studio integration and wizards that almost eliminate the need for writing any DB-access code. At the same time, advanced techniques like multi-level caching and fetch plans deliver substantial performance optimizations.
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