Develop your Oracle Database applications
The Microsoft BizTalk Adapter for Oracle Database is a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) custom binding. Client applications can consume the Oracle Database adapter to invoke operations on Oracle database artifacts. The Oracle Database adapter can be consumed:
Through a physical port binding in a BizTalk Server solution.
By invoking methods on an instance of a .NET client proxy.
As a hosted WCF service.
By sending SOAP messages over a channel instance in code that uses the WCF channel model.
BizTalk vs WCF service vs WCF channel
The following table:
Lists the different operations that can be performed on an Oracle database using the Oracle Database adapter.
Provides links to the topics containing information about performing the task using the chosen approach (BizTalk Server, WCF service model, or WCF channel model).
The topics in this section provide information, procedures, and examples to help you develop applications that consume the Oracle Database adapter in both BizTalk Server and .NET programming solutions.