What is the State of Oracle Java Support?

Achieve Cost Savings with OpenJDK LTS Alternatives

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



Quarterly Updates

Security Patches On-Demand

Multi-Platform Support

Support for all Java Distributions

Guidance beyond Java Support

Get Enterprise & Open Source Java (OpenJDK) Support

OpenLogic offers commercial support for all Java distributions and provides its own free, certified OpenJDK builds.

OpenJDK Downloads

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.

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Java Support

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.

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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.

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OpenLogic's Java Support Roadmap

 Java SE GA DateEnd of Oracle Public UpdatesEnd of Commercial Support
Oracle Java SE
End of OpenLogic OpenJDK Support
Java 8 LTS3/1/20141/1/201912/1/203012/1/2030
Java 11 LTS9/1/20183/1/20199/1/20269/1/2028
Java 163/1/20219/1/20219/1/2021Coming 2021
Java 17 LTS9/1/20213/1/20229/1/2029Coming 2021
Java 139/1/20193/1/20203/1/2020Coming 2021
Java 159/1/20203/1/20213/1/2021Coming 2021
Java 8 LTS
Java SE GA Date3/1/2014
End of Oracle Public Updates1/1/2019
End of Commercial Support Oracle Java SE12/1/2030
OpenLogic OpenJDK12/1/2030
Java 11 LTS
Java SE GA Date9/1/2018
End of Oracle Public Updates3/1/2019
End of Commercial Support Oracle Java SE9/1/2026
OpenLogic OpenJDK9/1/2028
Java 16
Java SE GA Date3/1/2021
End of Oracle Public Updates9/1/2021
End of Commercial Support Oracle Java SE9/1/2026
OpenLogic OpenJDKComing 2021
Java 17 LTS
Java SE GA Date9/1/2021
End of Oracle Public Updates3/1/2022
End of Commercial Support Oracle Java SE9/1/2029
OpenLogic OpenJDKComing 2021
Java 13
Java SE GA Date9/1/2019
End of Oracle Public Updates3/1/2020
End of Commercial Support Oracle Java SE3/1/2020
OpenLogic OpenJDKComing 2021
Java 15
Java SE GA Date9/1/2020
End of Oracle Public Updates3/1/2021
End of Commercial Support Oracle Java SE3/1/2021
OpenLogic OpenJDKComing 2021

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.

Migration Services

Our Enterprise Architects are experienced in Oracle to OpenJDK migrations and can help you from roadmap to deployment and beyond.

Support Options

With guaranteed SLAs, we deliver immediate access to a team of Enterprise Architects who can help you reach resolutions faster.

Innovation Guidance

Get vendor-neutral, unbiased guidance to help your team innovate faster and more freely through open source.

Additional Reading on the State of Java Support & OpenJDK

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What Forrester Says

Top analysts weigh in on Java Support options.