Java License Check

Java License check using the Java License Analyzer!

The almost fully automated tool that gives insights into your Java deployments, license usage and costs. It can help you get visibility of all (Oracle & non-Oracle) Java deployments, track how much Oracle Java you are using and  identify remediation and rebalancing possibilities.

The tool is available in two variants:

  1. Standard Edition
  2. Premier Services Edition
    (includes the Standard Edition features + consulting services)

Why is this important?

Oracle has always created new revenue streams from older products and licensing models. The same could hold true for Java. Oracle will try to make Java one of their largest revenue generators in FY 2023-24.

From January 2019, Oracle changed the licensing policy around Java. Another key point, in January 2023, Oracle change the licensing metric for Java. From a predominantly ‘free’ Java for most use cases, Oracle Java has been migrated to a largely commercial licensing model. All of a sudden, This has given rise to potential license non-compliance risks and brought in a potentially new revenue stream for Oracle.

What should you do today?

As a result of the changes, understanding your deployment, license rights, and alternatives is most important.

Conduct an internal Java License review and work through the compliance issues. A baseline will help you explore the need to

  • Procure Oracle Java licenses
  • Migrate to alternative Java platforms
  • Work with your third-party development teams for obtaining coverage for Java usage.
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Sheshagiri helps companies reduce Software License & Support costs through deployment optimization and risk management in software license compliance audits. His core skills are Software License Management, Enterprise Software Sales & Sales Management.

Sheshagiri is, currently, the Managing Partner & Principle Licensing Advisor at Rythium Technologies. Prior to this, he was a Vice-President in Oracle Corporation.