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Attribute Ratings

  • GraalVM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Oracle Java SE is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

GraalVM

89%
38 Ratings
8.8

Oracle Java SE

88%
35 Ratings

Usability

GraalVM

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Oracle Java SE

75%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

GraalVM

79%
31 Ratings
8.0

Oracle Java SE

80%
38 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

GraalVM

Its well fit for the environment where applications are written in programming languages supported by GraalVM. It's [a] very powerful and reliable, high-performer Java Virtual Machine that provides the Java Development kit i.e JDK that has the ability to compile the Java apps ahead of time. Maintenance of this tool is simple and it [increases] the efficiency of the product since it requires few resources.
Ava Jakobs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Java SE

Oracle Java SE is well suited to long-running applications (e.g. servers). Java Swing (UI toolkit) is now rather outdated, lacking support for modern UI features. JavaFX, the potential replacement for Swing, has now been separated out of Java core. Ideally, there would be a path to migrate a large application incrementally from Swing to JavaFX, but due to different threading models and other aspects, it is difficult. At this point, it is probably better to use an embedded web browser (e.g. JxBrowser) to provide a modern UI in HTML/Javascript and keep just the business logic in Java.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

GraalVM

  • Best performance of applications
  • High efficiency of applications
  • Reduced hardware requirements
  • Lesser consumption of resources
  • Universal support to multiple programming languages
  • Reduced size of applications
  • Creation of virtual images for testing on Android and iOS mobile operating systems
  • Creation of native images
  • Excellent support
  • Documentations are detailed enough to learn and use easily
  • Easy to use
Abdul Wahab Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Java SE

  • Plenty support built into the tool and IDE like Maven, Ant, Eclipse, IntelliJ.
  • Strong object-orientation language and clear project structure.
  • Wrapper underlines hardware and memory management so the developers can focus on business and implementation.
  • It offers a huge library and framework support from third-parties and the community.
Trang Nguyen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

GraalVM

  • It should be possible to use GraalVM EE to distribute native images of JavaFX applications for mobile platforms, especially for Apple platforms.
  • Native Images are a game changer. However, compiling complex applications can be a pain. Better support for an improved transition process are a must.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Java SE

  • Commercial Licensing in 2019. Oracle will charge commercial organizations using Java SE for upgrading to the latest bug fixes and updates. Organizations will now need to either limit their implementation of Java SE or may need to drop it altogether.
  • Slow Performance. Due to the all of the abstraction of the JVM, Java SE programs take much more resources to compile and run compared to Python.
  • Poor UI appearance on all of the major GUI libraries (Swing, SWT, etc.). Through Android Studio, it is easy to get a native look/feel for Java apps, but when it comes to desktops, the UI is far from acceptable (does not mimic the native OS's look/feel at all).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

GraalVM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Oracle Java SE

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Usability

GraalVM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Java SE

Oracle Java SE 7.5
Based on 2 answers
The language is fluent and has good support from a number of open source and commercial IDEs. Language features are added every 6 months, although long-term service releases are only available every 3 years. It would be nice if some of the older APIs were depreciated with more pressure to move to the new replacement APIs (e.g. File vs. Path), but transitions to new features are generally well implemented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

GraalVM

GraalVM 7.9
Based on 31 answers
Like all Oracle tools, you can find a lot of documentation and also write down your questions in a forum.Sadly I don't see too many users so far but I hope it'll keep increasing and in a short period we will have more information and ofc issues fixed. So far, everything I needed I could find easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Java SE

Oracle Java SE 8.0
Based on 38 answers
Java is such a mature product at this point that there is little support from the vendor that is needed. Various sources on the internet, and especially StackOverflow, provide a wealth of knowledge and advice. Areas that may benefit from support is when dealing with complex multithreading issues and security libraries.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

GraalVM

GraalVM is at the top when it comes to executing Java applications in terms of speed. With its amazing fast ahead of its time compiler it helps in reducing the startup time of the applications. Also, the overall performance of the product is increased and reduces the latency as well. It supports multiple languages such as Groovy, Ruby, Javascript, R, Python, Scala, Java, Clojure, and many more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Java SE

Chose to go with Java instead of Python or C++ due to the expertise on the ground with the technology, for its ease of integration with our heterogeneous setup of production servers, and for the third party library support which we've found was able to address some challenging aspects of our business problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

GraalVM

  • Financial: Increased Java container count on the same hardware.
  • Performance: Decreased cold start time for container startup.
  • Training: Adopting GraalVM has a learning curve. This requires investment in time and resources. The benefits come through re-evaluating our current deployments for optimization.
John Hanley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Java SE

  • The different versions make it harder to work with other companies where some use newer versions while some use older versions, costing time to make them compatible.
  • Licenses are getting to be costly, forcing us to consider OpenJDK as an alternative.
  • New features take time to learn. When someone starts using them, everyone has to take time to learn.
Terra Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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