Extending its support for the developer community, Oracle has unveiled the next generation of Cloud services and development tools at JavaOne 2016, as well as a range of developer-focused initiatives. By giving developers a choice of programming languages, databases, compute types, operating systems and virtual machines, integrated development environments (IDEs) and tools, Oracle provides developers with the choice and flexibility needed to quickly and easily build modern applications in the Cloud.
As Cloud deployment becomes the norm for enterprise workloads, developers need to build applications using microservices, APIs, containers, DevOps processes and platform capabilities that support analytics, integration, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT). Oracle has enhanced its development tools and Cloud services, and introduced other new initiatives in order to give developers friction-free, instant and immersive access to the latest technologies in the Cloud.
At JavaOne 2016 in San Francisco, Oracle showcased major enhancements to the Java Platform and the introduction of MySQL, the world’s most popular Open Source database, to the Oracle Cloud Platform. In addition, Oracle shared details on new Oracle Cloud Platform services that are specifically designed to support developers, and launched a new Web portal, developer.oracle.com, that provides developers with a single place to find the tools, technologies and resources needed for any development project that uses Oracle technology.
To help developers meet the demands of new cloud-based models, Oracle continues to work closely with key partners in the Java ecosystem to drive significant evolution of the Java platform.
Java Platform, Standard Edition (SE) 9 will include new capabilities as well as updates that support the latest development standards and specifications.Project Jigsaw will help developers make applications more scalable, more secure, faster and easier to maintain, while JShell will make it easier for developers to run and test snippets of code.
Oracle continues to work closely with the OpenJDK Community to lay the groundwork for Java SE 9. More than 500 companies, organizations and individuals now contribute to the OpenJDK project and well over seven million lines of code have been developed.
Java Enterprise Edition (EE) future versions will support delivering an enhanced model for reactive programming that helps developers build large-scale distributed systems, which are built asynchronously, are loosely coupled and are event based.
In addition, future releases will include multitenancy in Cloud environments and improved security, including support for new authentication models such as OAuth and OpenID Connect. Support for multitenancy in Cloud environments will also be part of the proposal, and a new configuration model supporting Docker and other container technologies will be introduced.
“We welcome the announcement of Java EE 8 for the Cloud and microservices,” said Mitsuharu Nagayama, senior director of big data solutions and services of Hitachi.
“Hitachi contributes to society through the Social Innovation Business. Cloud and microservices that activate IT assets are very useful to enable the realization of this. We are anticipating the continuous evolution of Java EE to provide these benefits.”
“The move to Cloud has become a powerful trend among Fujitsu’s customers,” said Hideki Nozaki, vice president of application management middleware division at Fujitsu Limited.
“With this major update to Java EE 8 focused on cloud and microservices, Fujitsu looks forward to providing its customers an update to its Java EE compatible Interstage application server, thereby simplifying their shift to the Cloud. We continue to work with the Java community to develop technologies that benefit society.”
“We welcome Oracle’s effort to leverage enhancements for cloud computing to Java EE 8,” said Nobuhiko Kishinoue, general manager of the cloud platform division at NEC Corporation. NEC has successfully provided a Java EE compatible application server, WebOTX, providing mission critical web application infrastructure to Japan and other markets for more than 18 years.
Recent movement to cloud computing including container and microservice technologies has a strong impact on enterprise systems. Oracle’s new proposal enables us to help our customers’ transition to the cloud seamlessly, while preserving their existing investments in Java EE.”