Gartner Research

Evaluate Your Options Now to Minimize the Impact of Costly Support Fees for Oracle Java SE Licensing

Published: 09 May 2019

ID: G00386550

Analyst(s): Melanie Alexander , Rob Wilkes , Anne Thomas , Kimihiko Iijima , Mark Driver

Summary

As of April 2019, Oracle requires a commercial subscription to obtain critical updates for its commercial Java distributions, exposing most organizations to substantial annual support fees. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders must assess their exposure and determine next steps.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Users of Oracle’s Commercial Java Distributions Must Now Purchase an Expensive Annual Java Subscription to Obtain Essential Updates
  • Third-Party Vendor Support Agreements and Out-of-Date Software May Hamper Your Ability to Adopt Less Expensive Java Distributions
    • Issues That May Hamper Your Ability to Use Third-Party Java Distributions

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