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Break Up with Oracle for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to reassess your relationship with Oracle. 

Maybe the honeymoon phase is over. If you feel Oracle Java is more high maintenance than it’s worth, you are not alone. Many organizations considered Oracle’s exhaustive Java audits, employee-based pricing, and unpredictable terms of service, and decided to break up with Oracle. They are choosing a more trusting and cost-effective relationship with Azul. 

Oh Oracle, it’s not you, it’s them. No, actually it is you. 

Where did the love go? 

Do you remember, 387 days ago, when Oracle quietly changed to a customer-based pricing model? Oracle Java SE users woke up to a surprise. Analysts, consultants, and customers noticed. 

Good poetry says an extraordinary amount in few words. If you’ve ever read (or written) bad poetry, you know it delivers its greatest message in small print. It buries the lead. It disappoints its audience. Like this: 

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Oracle audits got you down too?

– Anonymous 

Oracle may want to convince people that moving from its Java SE runtime to an OpenJDK distribution is difficult, time-consuming, dangerous, and expensive. For most instances, a migration is straightforward. So why stay with a partner who isn’t looking out for your best interests when you have a better option waiting with things Oracle just can’t offer: 

We also provide quarterly same-day critical patch updates. And we’re nice people. We put our heart in what we do. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Break up with Oracle
And fall for Azul 


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