OpenJDK vs Oracle JDK – Comparison Table

Confused by all the changes in the Java roadmap? We’ve summarized your JDK options here.

The changes in Java’s release cadence and the disappearance of free quarterly updates from Oracle for older Java versions have resulted in various new JDK options for the Java community. The table below provides a comparison of these JDK options: the top half of the table outlines the features and capabilities of various builds of both open and closed-source JDKs, and the bottom highlights differences between the commercial support offerings from Azul and other vendors.

Product & Features

Commercial Support Services

Azul has been making free Zulu builds of OpenJDK available to the Java community since 2014, and Zulu is being used in tens of millions of servers and devices today.

Azul’s world-class Zulu Enterprise and Zulu Embedded support offerings provide SLA commitments for security updates and bug fixes and also incorporate specific additions that include full support for Flight Recorder and Mission Control for both Java 8 and 11, plus industry-leading IP protection and license verification.

For additional information regarding Zulu builds of OpenJDK and commercial support offerings, please contact an Azul OpenJDK specialist today.

*Important note: if your business depends on production support for Java 7 or Java 6, Learn more about your options.