Oracle Java SE Subscription Review
June 29, 2020

Oracle Java SE Subscription Review

Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Java SE Subscription

It is used by the entire Java-based web application development department in my organization. With the subscription model, the cost has increased a bit but is complemented by customer support which is mission-critical for providing support to our clients. Also, moving on to this subscription-based model allowed us to continue using older Java editions for existing apps and saved the hassle of transitioning them to newer versions.
  • One gets access to critical updates for all supported Java versions
  • Professional support for quick turn around for issues with shorter SLAs
  • No long term licenses required. We can just subscribe for 12 months and keep on paying on a monthly basis.
  • 12 month minimum commitment should not be there in line with platforms like AWS cloud and Google Cloud
  • Impact on other applications that use Java is not clearly communicated and it makes conducting a requirement audit more challenging ask
  • The pricing is a bit high in my opinion which makes it difficult for small enterprises to afford it
  • Support from Oracle even after end of public updates has been really helpful in supporting our clients with existing applications on older versions.
  • Access to customer support in different languages at virtually all the time has enabled us to provide great support for our clients and has drastically reduced downtime.
  • Incremental updates makes the systems more robust as we don't need to wait for next release to patch an issue.

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

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


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

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Did implementation of Oracle Java SE Subscription go as expected?


Would you buy Oracle Java SE Subscription again?


It is less suitable for smaller organizations as it's an expensive option for them and the biggest advantage it offers is in terms of 24x7 customer support which smaller organizations might not value as much as a bigger organization with global teams would. So, it's more suited for big multinational corporations with the imperative need of latest updates and support for a quick turn around time of issues.