Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Graph of databases used by NetBeans users

You may have seen this already, but this nifty little graph shows what databases our users are using. The biggest one by far is MySQL, followed by JavaDB/Derby and Oracle.

We get this data through collecting "gestures" - where we track the clicks and actions performed by users who "opt in." In this case we detect what database vendors our users connect to through NetBeans.


Jay said...

Hi David! Good stats, thanks. One question...are these stats, as they are derived from NetBeans, indicative of only the development environment, as opposed to the production environment? If so, any way to analyze production environments (easily)? :)



David Van Couvering said...

Hi, Jay. No, I don't believe there is any way to distinguish between development and production databases.

One might assume for example that Java DB is used only for testing in development environments, and I suspect that's true to some extent. But my qualitative experience on the user list, I believe a number of folks are using Java DB in production, particularly for embedded applications.