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Announcing Oracle Support for Helidon for WebLogic and Coherence customers

Peter Nagy
principal product manager

Over the past few years, container technologies and microservices architectures have offered the opportunity to simplify the runtime infrastructure for applications, and microservices-based applications are being developed widely across companies and industries. About 18 months ago, Oracle announced Project Helidon, an open source, lightweight, fast, reactive, cloud native framework for developing Java microservices. Helidon implements and supports MicroProfile, a baseline platform definition that leverages Java EE and Jakarta EE technologies for microservices and delivers application portability across multiple runtimes. Helidon also supports GraalVM Native Image for much faster startup time and reduced memory footprint.

Oracle Support for Helidon is now included with Oracle Support for the following Oracle product offerings:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition
  • Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle WebLogic Suite
  • Oracle Coherence Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle Coherence Grid Edition

Oracle has defined a Helidon Lifecycle Support Policy that ensures 36 months of support for a new major version of Helidon after it becomes generally available.  During this time period, customers can receive 24x7 Oracle Support for Helidon consistent with the support levels provided for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Coherence. For more details on Oracle Support for Helidon, customers with Oracle Support contracts should refer to My Oracle Support (MOS) Document 2645279.1.

To learn more about Helidon, and to try it out, visit: https://helidon.io, and stay posted for future updates on integration across Helidon, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence and GraalVM.


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Comments ( 2 )
  • Bibin Kumar Friday, May 29, 2020
    Per Helidon documentation

    "... No Application Server
    Helidon is a collection of libraries that runs on top of Netty. It is not derived from a Java EE application server. That means your cloud native application is compact and efficient without unnecessary overhead or bloat."

    Like to see some examples that blends Helidon based solution on Weblogic runtime. conceptually not able to comprehend the contradictions. On one end Helidon (and Spring Boot) states no need for JEE runtime but on the other end i see announcement like this one.
  • Peter Nagy Friday, May 29, 2020
    This announcement is about adding Helidon support to WebLogic/Coherence support. Nowadays more and more Java EE customers move to cloud native environment and choose lightweight framework to implement certain business function. Adding Helidon support to our Java EE runtime we want to make safe this approach for our customers.
    Just for the clarification Helidon application doesn't run/isn't deployable on WebLogic. From this perspective Helidon is a Java SE application.
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