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And the OpenJDK distributions keep coming!

Pivotal announces commercial support for OpenJDK, Spring, and Apache Tomcat

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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!

Pivotal announced the offer of official support for OpenJDK via Pivotal Spring Runtime, comprehensive support for all the Java environments.

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.

SEE ALSO: Knights of the Round (OpenJDK) Table: It’s time to put a spotlight on SapMachine

Getting started

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

Author
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou is the editor for JAXenter.com. Coming from an academic background in East Asian Studies, she decided that it was time to go back to her high-school hobby that was computer science and she dived into the development world. Other hobbies include esports and League of Legends, although she never managed to escape elo hell (yet), and she is a guest writer/analyst for competitive LoL at TGH.

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