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HiT Software® Announces Ritmo .NET Provider
for Native Access to IBM® DB2® for i through
Microsoft® LightSwitch and Entity Framework

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2013HiT Software®, a leader in Data Replication, Change Data Capture (CDC) and IBM data access solutions for heterogeneous database environments, today announced the availability of the newest version of Ritmo/i, its .NET Provider designed specifically to provide data access to IBM®DB2® for i. Ritmo/i now supports Microsoft® LightSwitch RAD development tool and Entity Framework (EF) object-relational mapper for .NET through native IBM i protocols, assuring Microsoft and IBM developers of best performance when accessing host data.

"By adding support for LightSwitch and Entity Framework to Ritmo/i, developers can now take full advantage of IBM i data in their application development, regardless of which development approach they use," said Giacomo Lorenzin, Managing Director of HiT Software, Inc.

Ritmo/i v.6 uniquely leverages the IBM i Optimized Database Server (ODBS) protocol and requires no additional server software.

Key Features of Ritmo/i v.6

  • Native access to IBM i data through Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework
  • Integration with Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
  • Support for Visual Studio LightSwitch, a RAD tool available with Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 which provides a data modeling approach to designing forms-over-data applications
  • Support for multi-value parameters in SSRS/SSDT (Reporting Services/Data Tools), including support for access to listed parameter values

Ritmo/i v.6 is available for free evaluation from HiT Software and through its partners and resellers. Please visit

About HiT Software
HiT Software®, Inc., a BackOffice Associates, LLC Company, is a leader in Change Data Capture, Data Replication and IBM data access products for heterogeneous database environments. HiT Software's standards-based products provide quick access to data and offer programming-free data integration across enterprise systems. DBMoto® provides real-time, bi-directional data replication between major databases; Allora™ provides bi-directional transformations between XML and databases; and HiT DB2 Connectivity products connect applications to IBM® DB2® databases via .NET, OLE DB, ODBC and JDBC standards. Founded in 1994 in San Jose, California, HiT Software is relied upon by thousands of global organizations. Visit



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