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Daily Dose - Oracle to Sell "Premium" JVM

11.08.2010
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Tweets coming out of the weekend's QCon conference revealed Oracle's plan for a premium JVM that comes with a price tag.  Adam Messinger, the Oracle VP of development made the announcement saying that Oracle still plans to develop a free and open source version of the JDK.  "There will always be a high-performance gratis JVM," he said.  The premium version will be a product of both Sun's HotSpot JVM and Oracle's JRockit JVM, but we don't know if the free version will see the benefits of that merger.  

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Kirk Pepperdine replied on Mon, 2010/11/08 - 4:39am

The premium refers to Misson Control, JRockit RealTime, and Java for Business and enterprise support.

 http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/173782

Alexis MP replied on Mon, 2010/11/08 - 5:39am

And "Java for Business" (Java with a price tag) is nothing new, it's been there for years (if anything the "premium" term is the new part).

eduardo pelegri... replied on Mon, 2010/11/08 - 11:03am

I'd like to add a plea for validating sources on stories, and a request to look extra carefuly at stories from TheRegister.  As far as I can see, that story is all based on a single tweet which just talked about "JDK premium".  Adam was just repeating the announcement from JavaOne.

Thanks!  Eduard/o

Carla Brian replied on Sat, 2012/06/16 - 9:37am

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