Hopefully you're all aware of the Uniface application deployment currency survey which we sent out a few weeks ago. After a few weeks, we've had a good number of responses (over 100), and I was asked a few times what the results are looking like, so I thought I'd share some details. From a platform/OS perspective, the top platforms which Uniface customers are using, are Windows and Linux, which doesn't really surprise me, as this is the feedback I get, based on what I get in regards to requests, tech support calls and so on. They are also the platforms we usually deliver maintenance by default. [caption id="attachment_5156" align="alignnone" width="408"] Uniface Platforms Currently in use. (Nov 2014)[/caption]
- And from a database perspective, there were a few surprises. Some are using PostgreSQL, although we've not even start the development of a native driver, it's planned for the new year.
- ODBC is being used more than I expected.
- Sybase is being used more than expected.
I expected the majority of Uniface apps to be deployed with Oracle, MS SQL Server and MySQL, which seems to be the case. [caption id="attachment_5155" align="alignnone" width="342"] Uniface deployment databases currently in use. (Nov 2014)[/caption] Finally, there does seem to be interest in NoSQL databases, which is really interesting, we will be following up on that in the future. I will share some more at a later date. And if you click on the graphics, they will zoom (a good Uniface term!) and they are more readable!