Cris Ippolite from iSolutions, was interviewed fro an eWeek article on the release of FileMaker 15. Read the article here:
“For me, the expansion of support for SQL sources with the addition of support for PostgreSQL and IBM DB2 with the ESS Adapter was huge,” said Cristoffer Ippolite, a consultant with iSolutions and a FileMaker trainer. “This now gives FileMaker live, two-way connectivity options for five of the largest SQL sources — SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle were already supported.”Ippolite, who told eWEEK he has trained hundreds of students in his classroom and thousands online over the years, said he has always seen FileMaker as a “sleeper tool” for corporate IT as the “glue” that can bind multiple different systems together while still providing an approachable, yet manageable front end for user to interact with data.
“If I told an IT manager that there was a tool out there that could bind SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, PostgreSQL and Oracle together with live connectivity, and that that same tool could allow you and even end users to create apps that could be deployed on OS X, Windows and iOS to hundreds of simultaneous users, any IT manager would be compelled to learn more,” he said. “Although FileMaker swings a big axe on connectivity, it is still the same approachable app development platform that it has always been. Like other Apple products, great detail has been applied to ensuring that end users of all skill sets can crack open FileMaker and create custom apps without a computer science degree.”
FileMaker 15 also has a host of new ease of use and performance features, as well as new licensing for teams. FileMaker 15 introduces a new, simpler way for teams of five or more people to license FileMaker software. Each user can access FileMaker Pro (for User Connections), FileMaker Go, or FileMaker WebDirect — all hosted on FileMaker Server to securely share information in real time, the company said.