GraalVM as a strategy to consolidate and reduce license exposure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 18, 2020

GraalVM as a strategy to consolidate and reduce license exposure

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

GraalVM Enterprise

Overall Satisfaction with GraalVM

We're using GraalVM to consolidate the set of VM and SDK we're going to use after the Oracle License changes regarding JVM/JDK distribution. This enables us to consolidate and manage the standard VM platform. This was starting to work a few years ago but in 2019 is when we really ramped up and now we have a stable and consistent strategy and processes.
  • VM Management
  • SDK Standardization
  • Stable Solution
  • Community Support
  • Technology Roadmap
  • Distribution
  • Faster to Market
  • Standardization
Yes - I'm part of Oracle and Java user groups because I had been on the Java world for over 20 years and maintain that connection. Direct access to experts always pays off really well, on the one hand. On the other hand, I'm able to provide input and define the road map for some of our future needs.
License was the main differentiation, not other reason to compare, based on our use case.

Do you think GraalVM delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with GraalVM's feature set?

Yes

Did GraalVM live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of GraalVM go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy GraalVM again?

Yes

It depends on your problem statement and use case. In our case, we were trying to consolidate and reduce license exposure after Oracle changed the license agreements for Java. This way standardizing solved the problem we were facing, but on your side, you need to evaluate and consider and run your complete vendor evaluation and security concerns.