Pivotal announces commercial support for OpenJDK, Spring, and Apache Tomcat
Following in the steps of the likes of Amazon, IBM, and Red Hat, Pivotal joins the party in offering OpenJDK support. The official Pivotal support of OpenJDK will be available via Pivotal Spring Runtime. Let’s take a look.
And another one joins the ‘OpenJDK support’ club!
With the concern over Oracle’s changes of the release cadences and support for the various Java versions still holding strong, the list of providers of OpenJDK builds keeps getting longer. We already have AdoptOpenJDK, Azul, IBM, Red Hat, Linux, Amazon Corretto (to name a few), and now Pivotal joins the party!
Let’s have a look at Pivotal’s announcement.
Welcome to the party
The support for OpenJDK will be available via Pivotal Spring Runtime, as mentioned earlier, which is comprehensive support for all the Java environments.
Now, as the description indicates, support for OpenJDK is only one of the offerings included in the bundle. More precisely, Pivotal Spring Runtime includes:
Distribution of OpenJDK – Ongoing support, plus regular security and performance updates.
Spring support – Commercial support for the most popular Spring projects, including Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring Cloud Dataflow, and many more.
Apache Tomcat support – Support for the open source project, as well as Pivotal tc Server, Pivotal’s open-core enterprise extended edition of Tomcat. Users can expect regular security patches and other updates.
You can find out all the details about Pivotal’s offering here.
If you feel like you are ready to make the transition over to Pivotal’s OpenJDK distribution, you can head over to the download page.
However, please keep in mind that the Pivotal Spring Runtime is available on a yearly subscription (based on the number of cores or Kubernetes pods) and make sure to check out the pricing beforehand.