A Long Time Java Guy Gives an Honest Review of Oracle Java SE Subscription
June 01, 2020

A Long Time Java Guy Gives an Honest Review of Oracle Java SE Subscription

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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Java SE Subscription

Being that the majority of our apps are within Java, having steady access to support from Oracle, as well as any kind of critical bug fixes is a must. This is mainly used by both Opts for the cloud service and Development for the actual development portion of the application.
  • Performance and stability is second to none.
  • Since Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, I believe the support as been fantastic.
  • Early fixes to bug, especially critical ones, are really helpful.
  • Cost. There is no way around it, it is a little pricey.
  • Offer maybe more insight on upcoming changes and patches. It is nice to receive patches early, but if I am going to pay, I would like to know further ahead about what is coming down the pipeline.
  • 24/7 support is always great when an issue is found and we need a fix ASAP. This helps with the stability of our product.
  • Before 2018, a subscription wasn't needed and we could get by without shelling too much for support. Now, Oracle has made this a subscription service, which can be pricey.
  • We had to actually budget for this subscription, which meant we needed to shave some other features in other products off.
Not yet, but I'm interested in Oracle user groups
We briefly looked into switching to OpenJDK, but the lack of support was too much. We did do some testing with Redhat but to switch everything over to OpenJDK was not worth the testing and effort.

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

Not sure

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

Yes

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

Yes

Did implementation of Oracle Java SE Subscription go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Oracle Java SE Subscription again?

Yes

If you are a primary Java Shop, this is a must. Fast access to support as well as patches are almost necessary.
If you are using a small application where security isn't much of a concern or in house apps, I don't believe a subscription is really necessary. I would only use it for security outward-facing apps.