Since our last update on Oracle Solaris and Oracle Java we've been getting more questions, so we wanted to write a quick blog to share the latest on this topic.
There are a lot of applications out there running on Oracle Java SE 8 and Oracle Java SE 11, these are mature and widely adopted platforms. As you can see on the Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap, Oracle is committed to supporting these releases until at least 2025 and 2026 respectively.
In addition, this page notes:
"Oracle Java SE product dates are provided as examples to illustrate the support policies. Customers should refer to the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for the most up-to-date information. Timelines may differ for Oracle Products with a Java SE dependency"
This is important given the Oracle Applications Unlimited commitment. This essentially says that if you are running on-premise applications covered under Oracle Applications Unlimited (see the list included here), Oracle is committed to offering Oracle Premier support until at least 2030, and that includes the Oracle Java SE releases used by these applications, even if the Oracle Java SE support timelines appear shorter.
Lastly, our long term commitment to deliver innovation on Oracle Solaris continues, with Oracle Premier Support offered on Oracle Solaris 11 until 2031, and Oracle Extended Support until 2034.
The bottomline: Oracle is committed to supporting on-premises applications and platforms for your business until 2030 and beyond.