Dapper vs Entity Framework vs ADO.NET Performance Benchmarking

We have an upcoming project in my group that is going to need to be very, very performant. This project will involve us querying for data from a SQL database, transforming that data into strongly-typed objects, then returning those objects to the calling system through a service layer. Eventually, this service will be a central pillar in our organization's service-oriented architecture (SOA), and as such it absolutely has to be fast. We generally want to use Entity Framework for our... Read more >