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Oracle Java

Java is the #1 programming language and development platform. It reduces costs, shortens development timeframes, drives innovation, and improves application services. With millions of developers running more than 51 billion Java Virtual Machines worldwide, Java continues to be the development platform of choice for enterprises and developers.

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Announcing Java 17

The next long-term support release of Java 17 is now available. Oracle continues to innovate on the Java platform at a regular six-month cadence, keeping Java vibrant and relevant for enterprises and developers throughout the world.

Java Management Service

Discover, monitor, and manage your Java environment with this powerful new Oracle Cloud service.

Java for IT security and compliance goals

451 Research expert insights on regulatory compliance in IT projects and how Oracle Java helps enterprises strengthen security and stability.

Assess the health of your Java environment

Get a personalized assessment of the health of your Java deployments by taking this short quiz. See your specific readiness mapped out with suggestions for improvement.

Continuous innovation from the leaders of Java

Java SE Subscription now includes Oracle GraalVM Enterprise

Now your Java SE Subscription includes high-performance runtime support with GraalVM Enterprise—at no additional cost.

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Community stewardship

Oracle supports millions of members globally with one of the largest communities and ecosystems. By encouraging, funding, and amplifying community participation, the Java platform stays modern and vibrant.

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Java’s contributions to development and digital transformation

IDC recently examined the history and future for Java and related technologies including GraalVM. It confirms that Java is the most widely used language in the industry today.

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Addressing next-generation application development with Java

Java is more powerful and relevant today than ever before. Read the results of the VDC Research study on the leading business and technical trends in software development. The global survey determined that Java continues to be the #1 programming language.

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The world’s most popular modern development platform

The world’s most popular modern development platform, Java SE reduces costs, shortens development time, drives innovation, and improves application services as the programming language of choice for enterprise applications. Protect your Java investment with Oracle Java SE Subscription, which now includes GraalVM Enterprise and Java Management Service for free.


Java SE Subscription includes GraalVM Enterprise—for free

Take advantage of the high-performance JDK with advanced optimizations that improve Java application performance and microservices deployment—on-premises and in the cloud. Together, the two technologies add value for cloud native deployments with native image and multilanguage support.

  • Advanced optimizing just-in-time compiler
  • Ahead-of-time compiler (compile Java native executables)
  • Seamless interoperability for polyglot applications
  • Built on enterprise-class Oracle Java SE
  • 24/7 Oracle Premiere Support (My Oracle Support)

The world’s leading platform for developing and running enterprise Java applications

Oracle WebLogic Server offers a robust, mature, and scalable implementation of Oracle Java Enterprise Edition (EE) and Jakarta EE to run enterprise Java applications in the cloud or on-premises.


Improves security for Internet of Things (IoT) edge devices

Java Card enables secure elements, such as smart cards and other tamper-resistant security chips, to host applications based on Java technology. Store and update multiple applications on a single, resource-constrained device.

  • Interoperable
  • Secure execution environment
  • Multiapplication, multitenant
  • Extensible and updatable

Oracle’s intuitive platform for managing container workloads

Oracle Verrazzano Enterprise Container Platform is a general-purpose container platform that developers and DevOps engineers can use to deploy, secure, and manage container workloads, including microservices and traditional applications. Verrazzano is built from a familiar collection of open source components and supports Kubernetes clusters running on-premises or in the cloud.

  • Faster applications creation
  • Existing custom application estate modernization
  • Cloud benefits without vendor lock-in
  • A complete container platform with easy installation and lifecycle management
  • Enhanced value for both WebLogic Server and Oracle Coherence customers
  • A unified, open source, DevOps-friendly environment that uses familiar and vendor-neutral tools
  • Curated, opinionated container stack that simplifies platform setup
  • Polyglot application management

Oracle Java customer success

  • Situation

    “One of our largest customers was facing performance and memory issues after upgrading their system.

  • Issue

    There was huge pressure from the customer at all levels to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

  • Solution

    Once the Java Sustaining Engineering team got involved, collaborating with Oracle Support, they were able to pinpoint what was causing the issue and what changes to make in order to resolve the issue.

  • Outcome

    This solution was provided very quickly, and we received kudos from the end user’s executives as to the speed and efficacy of the solution. We greatly appreciate the efforts of the Java Sustaining Engineering Team and Oracle Customer Support.”

  • Takashi Hashizume, Senior Manager, AI Platform Division, NEC Corporation


Oracle Java reviews

MIKS Limited Computer Software Company

"Oracle Java SE Subscription's multilingual support team is very experienced and readily available to provide instant and parallel support helping our developers to build their projects more timely and easily with no hassles."

—Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Project Manager

Rothbadi & Co. IT Services

"Instead of wasting time and money, we have been able to reduce overall costs by managing our Java estate with Oracle Java SE Subscription. This gives us a huge cost saving opportunity that significantly reduces our IT OPEX bills."

—Fortune Nwaiwu, Business Analyst


"For our professional customers, where reliability is a top priority, the small fee of Oracle Jave SE subscription is much more valuable than the many free platforms available for the returned value. We use it for many deployments, mostly for high-value solutions, where every small detail matters."

—Balázs Kiss, Software Developer

Corte Suprema de Justicia

"The technical support Oracle provides is highly efficient and of very good quality. Their staff is trained and has the necessary experience to solve or guide in the resolution of problems raised."

—Moris Mendez, Ing. de Sistemas Informaticos

September 14, 2021

The Arrival of Java 17

Sharat Chander, Director, Java SE Product Management

Oracle is proud to announce the general availability of Java 17, the eighth feature release and next long-term support release, which are part of Java’s six-month release cadence. This predictable release schedule offers a steady stream of innovations and allows developers to manage the adoption of new features more easily.

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Technical documentation and resources

Get the details on the current—and previous—releases of Java SE. Java SE helps you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today's applications require.

Customer community

An Analyst's View of Java SE for the Enterprise

Constellation Research's Holger Mueller has a candid conversation with Oracle VP of Global Marketing for Java and GraalVM, Manish Gupta about the history and future of Java on its 25th anniversary. Gupta also explains why Oracle Java SE Subscription offers even more important benefits for modern businesses today.

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