What is the State of Oracle Java Support?
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Until January 2019, over 70% of commercial Java applications used the Oracle JDK JVM. However, Oracle’s new licensing requirements for Java SE (Oracle’s JDK runtime) updates and support has many application development and delivery teams sizing up their options.
The least disruptive is to keep using Oracle Java and manage new fees. For many organizations this means paying million-dollar Oracle invoices or risk licensing compliance fines. Industry analysts, such as Gartner and Forrester are recommending OpenJDK adoption with supported and certified builds of OpenJDK from other vendors, such as OpenLogic.
Benefits of Java Support from OpenLogic
Security Patches On-Demand
Support for all Java Distributions
Guidance beyond Java Support
Get Enterprise Java & OpenJDK Support
OpenLogic offers commercial support for all Java distributions and provides its own free, certified OpenJDK builds.
OpenLogic offers free distributions of OpenJDK 8, and free, certified distributions of OpenJDK 11 for Linux, Windows, MacOS, and Docker images. Our OpenJDK builds are updated quarterly with critical security patches on-demand.
OpenLogic’s build of OpenJDK is an alternative that will allow your organization to maintain the stability and dependency of your Java environments and applications with minimal transition effort.
Wherever you get your Java, we’ll support it. OpenLogic provides support for any Java distribution, including community OpenJDK or builds from a commercial vendor, including Oracle Java, IBM’s JVM, or AdoptOpenJDK.
Our Java support includes security patches and bug fixes on demand, in addition to general maintenance support and guidance for the usage and administration of Java and the JVM.
Why is OpenLogic Qualified to Support Java?
OpenLogic has a long and rich history of OpenJDK community contributions. We believe in and support the open source community development model, and that is reflected in our contributions.
In August 2019, OpenLogic recognized that the current state of Java WebStart technology in OpenJDK was not as capable as the Oracle JDK equivalent. The build was missing critical functionality such as site exceptions, jar key matching, Windows Proxy settings, and other functions.
OpenLogic added functionality to IcedTea-Web to bring parity with Oracle’s WebStart distribution. These upgrades were accepted into IcedTea-Web 2.0.
Open Source Support Beyond Java Support
OpenLogic goes beyond long-term support for OpenJDK and Java by providing consultative services and guidance for open source technology across your entire stack.
Additional Reading on the State of Java Support & OpenJDK
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What Forrester Says
Top analysts weigh in on Java Support options.