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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. 

 

JDK Offerings

Azul
 Zulu
Oracle
Java SE
Amazon
Corretto 
Red Hat
OpenJDK
Adopt-
OpenJDK

PRODUCT AND FEATURES

Based on OpenJDK

100% Open Source, freely available, no field of use restrictions

TCK Tested (guaranteed Java SE compliance)
Patent Grant (inherited patent rights to use the JDK)

Free Quarterly Updates (single build combining security & enhancements)

Performance Parity with Oracle Java SE
Multi-platform (Windows, Linux, macOS, Solaris)
Native Alpine Linux (musl libc)

Multiple Installers & Packages (tar, deb, MSI, DMG, JDK/JREs)

Repos and Updates via yum & apt-get

Java Flight Recorder and Mission Control(for Java 8)

OpenJFX (JavaFX)

LTS (Java 8, 11, …) and Feature Releases(Java 12, 13, 14, …)

Java 7 support