I stumbled upon this article that indicates the "IBM Data Server Provider for .NET" works with DB2 for i (V5R4) and the Microsoft Entity Framework.
The downloads are listed here:
Has anyone successfully used this data provider with Visual Studio 2012 or 2013? I have a machine with VS 2010, 2012 and 2013. After applying the latest hot fix I could find (HF3), I can see the DB2 provider in VS 2010. VS 2012 won't start and VS 2013 doesn't show the provider as an option.
I'm trying to create a Lightswitch HTML client app against DB2 using the Entity Framework. I'd prefer to do this in VS 2013.