Sunday Sep 04, 2011

Java SE licensing updates - Advanced and Suite offerings

Oracle's JavaSE implementation (JRE and JDK) is free of charge and this also now applies to JRockit.

While free is good, Oracle is also working hard on giving you reasons to pay for Java should you want to use some advanced features such as deterministic GC or advanced monitoring.

A new support offering was recently introduced for the JVM bits you all use today as well as two new products: Oracle Java SE Advanced and Suite.

Matrix of offerings

Both of these new products offer additional features (mostly from JRockit for the time being) but also disabled auto-update and usage tracking, both useful for massive deployments. This page has the licensing and install details and you can find pricing in the current price list (simply search for "Java"). There is also a FAQ available.

These new offerings essentially replaces Sun's former "Java for Business" and provide support for Java SE 1.4.2, 5.0 and 6.0.

Tuesday May 24, 2011

Buy Oracle GlassFish Server, what do you get?

What is the difference between GlassFish Open Source Edition (OSE) and Oracle GlassFish Server (OGS)?

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The short answer (GlassFish Server Control) was previously given here.

But wait, there's more! The longer answer is detailed in this licensing document listing Oracle GlassFish Message Queue, Oracle GlassFish Server HTTP load balancer plug-in, GlassFish Server Control, Oracle TopLink but also Oracle JRockit JDK and Hotspot JDK.

Oracle GlassFish Server is licensed per processor and the document listed above includes similar licensing information for Oracle Coherence, Weblogic, TopLink and more.

Remember that you can also upgrade an Open Source Edition installation to the Oracle GlassFish Server product by using the Update Center feature of the product.