Weighing The Options To Oracle's New Java SE Subscription

Nobody likes paying more than necessary. Decide which deployments justify purchasing support and which only need open source community support for OpenJDK.


To help organizations looking for the most reliable and cost-effective way to support mission-critical Java applications, IBM offers support for OpenJDK, an open source implementation backed by the industry and the developer community.

IBM Runtimes for Business provides commercial support for open source Java runtime environments, plus monitoring and management capabilities for Java applications.


Flexible enterprise-grade support

Choose your support options

You choose which workstation and server-based deployments require support from IBM’s best-in-class worldwide support team.

Trusted and security-rich

Why open source matters

Many Fortune 500 companies rely on AdoptOpenJDK as a trusted runtime distribution for their deployment of IBM WebSphere® Application Server. The AdoptOpenJDK community conducts best-in-class testing for defects and security issues on all releases.

Fast and efficient

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In addition to HotSpot, IBM Runtimes for Business supports the Eclipse OpenJ9 JVM, which delivers faster startup and ramp-up times with a memory footprint 33 percent smaller than HotSpot.

Open source

Open source isn't just about licensing, it's recognition of the value of community-driven development. As a founding member of OpenJDK and maker of the best-in-class OpenJ9, IBM recognizes the Java JDK as critical for business applications across numerous runtimes platforms.

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