The New Java Management Service on Oracle Cloud

As a product of Oracle’s round-the-clock innovations, the all-new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Java Management Service (JMS) built for managing enterprise-wide Java deployments, including Java runtime environments (JRE), and on-prem / cloud applications, is now available for use.

Oracle is a premier technological entity and the source of nearly infinite advancements in information technology, including the Java ecosystem. Java, as we all know, is the #1 programming language for cloud development. In numbers, the popularity amounts to more than 30 billion active Java Virtual Machine (JVM) deployments globally.

However, despite Java’s cruciality and universal presence, many challenges associated with its management often sprout unnoticed to affect the experience. Hence, the OCI Java Management Service — designed to address every aspect of the issues via an integrated, all-round visibility across enterprise deployments on Oracle Cloud and on-premises. The single pane of glass delivers all the answers related to:

  • Java versions installed on the enterprise environment
  • Versions running in development and production
  • JDK distribution identification for each deployment
  • Identification of unwarranted Java applications (if any)
  • Update and upgrade featuring the security patches

Further, JMS affords enterprises with continuous insight in reference to accumulated telemetry data from the JVMs. This helps them analyze performance, security, compliance, as well as efficiency metrics. Java Management Service is also a feature for the Oracle Java SE users. However, there are no additional subscription charges for JMS unless the users exceed the usage limit for the Free Tier.

Compatibility, Insights, and Security

JMS has the capability to monitor Java usage on OCI, or on-premises personal computers, servers, and third-party vendor cloud services. The new, Oracle Cloud-native Java management service tracks Java Runtime Environment (JRE), Java Development Kit (JDK), and GraalVM.

The JMS agent deployed on the managed instances stockpiles Java usage telemetry data, which is stored in the user tenancy for privacy even against Oracle beyond data processing. The OCI JMS is deliberately installed in the user tenancy for tracking and developing data-rich reports while only being visible to the users. Oracle gets absolutely zero access to data and nor do they charge a penny unless the compute time for using the service, and OCI Monitoring free tier thresholds are surpassed.

For accessing JMS under the Oracle Cloud Free Tier

If a user has the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account, they may readily navigate to the OCI Observability and Management fragment, and choose Java Management Service from the menu. The service is public in 22 Oracle Cloud Regions around the globe. Users without the OCI account can set up a free OCI trial account and begin with Java Management Service within a couple of minutes.