Java compliance - impacts on LANSA

Date: 11 January 2017
Product/Release: LANSA Integrator - All supported versions
Abstract: Impacts on LANSA of Oracle enforcing Java compliance
Submitted By: LANSA Technical Support

Oracle is approaching Java customer and partners which it claims are out of compliance on Java. There are many articles online explaining the development but the following is an extract from one such article on The Register
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/12/16/oracle_targets_java_users_non_compliance/
Java SE is free but Java SE Advanced Desktop, Advanced and Suite are not. Java SE Suite, for example, costs $300 per named user with a support bill of $66; there’s a per-processor option of $15,000 with a $3,300 support bill. Java SE comes with the free JDK and JRE, but Advanced Desktop, Advanced and Suite layer in additional capabilities such as Java Mission Control and Flight Recorder also known as JRockit Mission Control and JRockit Flight Recorder.

What does this mean for LANSA?

On Windows, customers are required to download Java SE, if they do not already have a supported Java version installed, when they install Visual LANSA.

On IBM i, Java is provided as a licensed IBM product.

Using LANSA Integrator, there is not a requirement for the Advanced Desktop, Advanced or Suite layers. LANSA customers use the JRE to run LANSA Integrator services. LANSA customers use the JDK for Integrator Studio usage. Both of these are free and therefore not affected by the compliance question.