Java SE Subscription: perfect for any Java Enterprise platform!
Updated December 03, 2020

Java SE Subscription: perfect for any Java Enterprise platform!

Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Java SE Subscription

A large portion of our codebase is written in Java. Java SE is used by our software team for a number of applications that support the R&D department as a whole. 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.
  • Java Mission Control is very useful for monitoring our apps with little overhead.
  • The support of Java SE subscription is responsible and accessible.
  • The Windows installer is good for preconfigured installations of the Java JRE.
  • It is great you don't need to upgrade every 6 months and it is stable.
  • It is a paid subscription, however, it is free for dev and test environments!
  • Incident Analysis has helped us figure out problems more quickly with less resources.
  • Support has helped us figure out issues much faster.
  • Stability and ease of upgrading has saved time, money, and energy.
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I have not used products similar to this one. I have used OpenJDK versions of Java SE. The subscription comes with some features that OpenJDK does not have. It is worth the money if those features are useful to the subscriber. Support is something OpenJDK does not provide; I find a support offering the most enticing feature of the subscription.
Their support is very useful when needing to figure out any issues. This feature is something free versions of Java do not offer. Their support has been useful to me in the past. they are usually reasonably fast at responding and their answers are generally useful to figure the issue out.

Do you think Oracle Java SE Subscription delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Oracle Java SE Subscription's feature set?

Yes

Did Oracle Java SE Subscription live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Oracle Java SE Subscription go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Oracle Java SE Subscription again?

Yes

It is very useful to be able to easily have multiple versions of Java installed on a machine. We have a Tomcat server and it currently requires the use of Java 8 to function. We wanted to move to Java 11 but are unable to for the web application. The ability to have multiple versions of Java has allowed us to update even with the Java 8 dependency.
For a team that wants support and doesn't want to worry about having to upgrade to new releases or LTS releases, Java SE Subscription is right for you. If you are a small team and are fine using OpenJDK and are willing to either upgrade to new releases or continue to use your current release, you may be able to get away with not using it.