Oracle Java SE Universal Subscription

Java is the world's most prolific programming language and development platform. Oracle Java SE Universal Subscription offers the most complete support and advanced management features available today. Protect your enterprise investment with security updates and world-class support from the stewards of Java. Now the subscription includes entitlement to Oracle GraalVM, Java SE Subscription Enterprise Performance Pack, and Java Management Service, an Oracle Cloud service that monitors and manages all your Java deployments.

Java 22 is now available

The next Java release improves the performance, stability and security of Java application development. Learn about all the new features and benefits.

Java value engineering

Our success comes from your success. Java SE Universal Subscription offers more than flexibility over your Java adoption and tooling. Our Customer Success Managers (CSMs) bring technical expertise and help address your needs with workshops, training, and other support.

Java SE Universal Subscription

Protect your Java investment with a simple subscription that entitles you to Java updates across your enterprise, access to support from the stewards of Java, and tools.

Java and GraalVM webcast series

Join us to hear the latest updates, innovations, and best practices from the Oracle experts who write, maintain, and support the code.

Oracle Java SE Universal Subscription features

Manage Java SE installations across the enterprise more cost effectively. Oracle Java SE Universal Subscription and Oracle Java SE Desktop Subscription combine licensing and support into a simple, single subscription.

Java Management Service

Discover, monitor, and manage your Java environment with this powerful new Oracle Cloud service, wherever your Java is running—on-premises or in the cloud. Know which Java versions are installed and which versions are being used—all in a single pane of glass.

Java SE Subscription Enterprise Performance Pack

Oracle brings JDK 17 performance to JDK 8 server workloads

The Enterprise Performance Pack makes the significant memory management and performance improvements brought to Java from the releases between JDK 8 and JDK 17 available to JDK 8 users. The drop-in replacement for JDK 8 is available at no additional cost to subscription customers and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) users.

GraalVM entitlement—at no additional cost

Take advantage of the high-performance runtime with new compiler optimizations that improve microservices deployment, on-premises and in the cloud.

Benefits of Java SE Universal Subscription

Protect your investment with Java SE licensing and support for desktop, server and cloud deployments.
Your subscription includes the following:

  • Access to performance, stability, and security updates directly from Oracle
  • Access to several Oracle Java SE versions past end of public updates
  • Oracle Java SE 8 enterprise management, monitoring, and deployment features
  • Access to critical bug fixes before they are included in publicly available releases
  • Simple monthly subscription pricing
  • Access to Oracle Java SE 8 commercial features
  • Around-the-clock support in 27 languages for fast fixes and mission-critical applications
  • Triage support for your entire Java portfolio, including third-party libraries and runtimes
  • Includes Java SE Subscription Enterprise Performance Pack
  • Includes Java Management Service
  • Includes entitlement to Oracle GraalVM at no additional cost

Discover how much your enterprise can save

Instead of spending time and money upgrading every six months, customers can reduce overall costs by managing their Java estate with a Java SE Subscription. Recent survey results from Java SE Subscription customers have shown cost savings of approximately 30% over a four-year period. The Java SE Subscription has been replaced by the Java SE Universal Subscription. The Java SE Universal Subscription provides all the benefits of the legacy product but includes broad internal usage rights and triage support for your entire Java portfolio, including third-party libraries and runtimes. Note: the following reports contain information that may still be applicable.

Manage your Java investment with greater flexibility

As shorter development cycles become the norm, having the most recent Java releases can help get new application features and updates to market faster. Java SE Universal Subscription manages Java SE desktop, server and cloud deployments with timely updates and upgrades across the enterprise, supporting multiple versions of Java—including the free version.

Experienced support to meet enterprise needs

Take advantage of 24/7/365 Java support, from the stewards of Java. Our support team members have more than 15 years of Java experience, and work alongside the developers who write most of the code. Supporting only Java, they prioritize customer bug fix requests and help customers tune their Java deployments for maximum performance.

Supported by Oracle

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

Get the latest Java release

Create the next generation of rich, scalable, and secure enterprise applications with new releases of the Java platform every six months. Learn about the many new features of the latest long-term support release: Java 21.


Global innovation with Java

Travel technology provider, Sabre keeps the world moving with the help of Oracle Java SE Subscription. Sabre connects travel suppliers with buyers on a very large scale. In moving applications off the mainframe and deploying with Java, Sabre was able to take advantage of the rich libraries and frameworks Java provides and focus its efforts on core competencies.

Java SE Subscription customer use cases

The Java SE Subscription has been replaced by the Java SE Universal Subscription. Many of the legacy product reviews may still be helpful in your evaluation.

  • Oracle Java SE licensing and support

    “Java SE Subscription gives you the tools to better understand system resource utilization and the effects of application runtime optimizations. Specifically, it also provides information about application performance, allows you to configure application settings, and performs runtime optimizations” – Carvajal Tecnología y Servicios

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  • Peace of mind with regular critical patch updates

    “It's nice to have a consistent library of any version of the JDK whenever we need it. I believe that the real advantage to the Oracle Java SE Subscription is that it is regularly kept up to date and it is easy to get notifications of the patch notes between versions and be alerted to any major security issues in older versions. This helps build a business case for why upgrades are worth maintaining in our development system.” – Information technology and services company

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  • Perfect for any Java enterprise platform

    “For the software department, the subscription fits the needs of our business operations especially well by providing Java Mission Control to monitor and manage our applications.” - Serimmune Inc. (Biotechnology)

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  • A designer’s weapon of choice

    “Java is ubiquitous in the programming world. With such a widespread network of developers and support content, it is an obvious choice for core product development.”

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  • Great for international corporations

    “The Oracle Java SE Subscription is used heavily across our organization to support our Java client support needs. It provides timely updates and solves several issues, such as simplified billing and support for cloud deployments. Access to around-the-clock support is also very useful to international organizations since that allows for support relative to any office's time zone.”- Midsize automotive company

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March 19, 2024

The Arrival of Java 22

Sharat Chander | Senior Director, Java Product Management and Developer Relations

Learn about the Java 22 release and ongoing Java innovations that address modern application development.

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Java SE Universal Subscription license resources

Oracle GraalVM licensing and support is included in Oracle Cloud and Java SE Universal Subscription pricing.

Other Java SE products

Oracle Java SE Advanced, Java SE Advanced Desktop, Java SE Suite, Java SE Subscription, and Java SE Desktop Subscription products have transitioned to Java SE Universal Subscription to provide more flexibility. Customers who have Java SE Advanced, Java SE Advanced Desktop, Java SE Suite, Java SE Subscription, Java SE Desktop Subscription, and/or use Oracle Java SE with an Oracle product will continue to receive support and updates as usual. New or existing customers who want commercial Java SE licenses and support can now choose Java SE Universal Subscription.

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