A partner from the United Kingdom recently asked me for some statistics about apex.oracle.com, as I had authored something similar in a blog post back in 2009. This gentleman was proposing a magazine article and sought some updated statistics. Since I compiled this information for him, I reasoned it was worthwhile to also share this same information with the APEX community.
In the past 7 days on apex.oracle.com:
Total Page Views: 4,875,173 Distinct Applications Used: 5,842 Distinct Users: 9,048 Total Number of Workspaces: 20,974 Total Number of Applications: 77,478 New Workspaces Approved: 904
As most people know, apex.oracle.com is the customer evaluation instance, for anyone on the Internet to come and "kick the tires" of Oracle Application Express.
However, what I find even more interesting is the internal instance of Oracle Application Express (apex.oraclecorp.com), hosted inside of Oracle for anyone in the company to come along and build applications, requiring nothing but a browser. It is run and managed by professionals in Product Development IT. It's used by virtually every line of business in the company (e.g., HR, Product Development, QA, Sales, Marketing, Real Estate & Facilities, Manufacturing & Distribution, just to name a few). Instead of merely kicking the tires, these are real applications that the business depends upon, even if some of them are opportunistic applications:
In the past 7 days on apex.oraclecorp.com:
Total Page Views: 2,389,593 Distinct Applications Used: 2,023 Distinct Users: 18,203 Total Number of Workspaces: 2,759 Total Number of Applications: 14,592
And lastly, we have an internal application which is really nothing more than a sophisticated mini data warehouse serving as an employee directory. Most Oracle employees know it by the name of Aria People. Tom and others had written this application in lovingly hand-crafted PL/SQL before I even joined Oracle, and we eventually rewrote it in APEX. As you can imagine, it's used by virtually every employee in the company. We average 1.4M - 1.5M page views per day. In reviewing the last 100 days of activity, there was one day (18-MAR-2014) where this application did 3,132,573 page views from 45,767 distinct IP addresses. The median page rendering time was 0.03 seconds. In this same application, again looking back across the last 100 days, the busiest hour we had was on 11-MAR-2014, with 171,156 page views in a single hour, from 6,254 distinct IP addresses. That averages out to 47.543 page views per second.
Oracle Application Express is as scalable as the Oracle Database. And with some mad Oracle skills, you can scale to great heights.