Premium subscription for mission-critical applcations
Updated April 06, 2021

Premium subscription for mission-critical applcations

Balázs Kiss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Java SE Subscription

For our professional customers, where reliability is a top priority, the small fee of oracle subscription much more valuable than the many free platforms available for the returned value. We use it for many deployments, mostly for high-value solutions, where every small detail matters. We use it for on-premise servers and a few cloud instances too.
  • High-value server deployments, which requires the most reliable technologies available
  • For on-premise backend servers
  • Some smaller cloud solutions
  • The payment itself is hard to describe sometimes with so many free alternative available
  • Subscription ends will make app unusable without switching to openJDK
  • We saw a great increase of companies departing from Oracle Java after the introduction of the subscription model sadly.
We are part of HOUG(Hungarian Oracle Users Group). We are attending and participate in organizing the yearly events, and got valuable connections and networking opportunities from them. Also the technical meetup parts and the discussions with Oracle experts were something that shaped our company greatly, meeting new customers, and even later employees.
Yes, we regurarly do OCA and OCP certifications, and a lot of Oracle Database certicficates as well as a company. We find them highly valuable as one of the few, really valued certificates in the country as well as seeing the value in the provided technical knowledge. We are able to access more contracts by them.
OpenJDK is something wich a lot of our customers are ok with. Also, there are other technology stack, which can completely replace the provided feature set what oracle provides: AWS, Azure, Firebase... or just a simple Node.JS or any other on-premise backend server. Sadly we see an increasing count of ppl switching to these platforms.
I hardly connect with the support because of my tasks, so can't really provide a usefull feedback on this. The customers were very satisfied with it.

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?

Yes

Did implementation of Oracle Java SE Subscription go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Oracle Java SE Subscription again?

Yes

Only parts of our organization uses these, and we are also a reseller.
This depends on the requirement. Deeply-routed Oracle stack should aim for this on the long run - small startup companies looking for small initial costs should look for other solutions first, and maybe migrate later. OpenJDK is good, but not as reliable as Oracle Java SE. The provided high quality support is something what premium and mission-critical projects and companies should look for.