Trends Report

Weighing The Options To Oracle's New Java SE Subscription

Oracle's Licensing Changes Spur Clients To Consider Alternatives

February 6th, 2019
JH
Jeffrey Hammond
JR
John Rymer
With contributors:
Christopher Mines , Allison Vizgaitis , Andrew Reese

Summary

In June 2018, Oracle announced a new support model for its commercial Java runtime, Oracle Java SE. Java SE Subscription is a jarring disruption to long-term Java shops, including hikes in support costs from new fees. Read this report to understand the new program and the four alternative approaches to Java licensing that application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must pick from.

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