The LINQ to SQL platform works faster than the ADO.NET
Entity Framework. It occurs because LINQ to SQL has no difficult mappings which
exist in ADO.NET Entity Framework. However, many examples, which are shown in
ADO.NET Data Services, are based on ADO.NET Entity Framework. It is logical,
that in the loaded applications, the power of ADO.NET Entity Framework is not
important; however, a speed criterion is very important. ADO.NET Data Services
platform does not impose constraints on data access technology and also allows
construction of web service on the basis of LINQ to SQL.
However, in practice, while using ADO.NET Data Services
together with LINQ to SQL, some questions may appear. The goal of this article
is to clear up such questions and to use ADO.NET Data Services and LINQ to SQL
There are two problems which appear while using LINQ to SQL
as a data access platform for service of ADO.NET Data Services: detection of
key fields in data model and updating of data.