ADO.NET provider for Geodatabase

Idea created by dainius.bekeris on Oct 31, 2010
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    ADO.NET provider for Geodatabase (all flavors: file, personal, SDE) is badly needed. ADO.NET provider would allow to use Geodatabase with Microsoft software stack and many other 3rd party libraries:
    LINQ to SQL
    LINQ to entities
    Entity framework
    ADO.NET Data Services
    nHibernate
    etc.

    Main advantage - possibility to use existing tools to generate strongly typed data classes with LINQ support (it also means intellisense support in Visual Studio).

    Such provider can even be created on top of ArcObjects (of course best implementation would be to have all Geodatabase logic in ADO.NET provider).

    Maybe ESRI is already working in that direction?