oracle java assessment

Oracle Java Assessment

Better understand the ambiguities and potential costs of Oracle Java licensing for your current and future Java deployment

Our Oracle Java Assessment service addresses the scenario where your organization aims to better understand the licensing implications of Oracle’s Java licensing changes, and pursues to identify risks and opportunities with regards to Oracle Java deployment. As part of the service, a set of customized documents is prepared that is to be used as a guideline to engage with Oracle, in the event Oracle starts any sales or audit initiatives with regard to Java.

Java assessment stages

  • Java deployment data collection

    This phase focuses on gathering all existing evidence of current Java deployments by means of existing discovery tools deployed (such as Flexera, Snow, BDNA, SCCM etc.). The data is complemented by Questionnaires and any additional supplementary data that may be missing from the discovery reporting.

  • Java deployment assessment

    The collected data is analyzed and reviewed with your team to further clarify the complexities of the underlying data. By using a step-by-step process, we identify which individuals and applications make use of the Oracle Java SE, leading to optimization opportunities that could be made within the scale of reported best and worst case scenarios.

  • Remediation and optimization workshop

    The objective of the remediation and optimization stage is to:

    • Discuss any risks and opportunities identified during the project.
    • Model any proposed changes to understand impact on license demand and potential risk reductions.
    • Support you in developing plans to implement proposed changes .
    • Recalculate effective license position (ELP) for actionable changes.

    This stage ensures that work with the highest impact is prioritized. In addition we ensure that no new risks are introduced during remediation activities.

  • Custom documentation and collateral

    We will provide you with template collateral material, customized with information collected during the project. The collateral can be used for correspondence with Oracle, if necessary, with the purpose to position yourself better for any sales or audit discussions that your organization is confronted with. By using this collateral, several clients have successfully postponed commercial and compliance discussions regarding Oracle Java for over 2 years.

Training workshops

  • Java licensing training

    Our Java licensing training is provided to help clients understand the background of the licensing changes, and what the implications are from changing from GPLv2 to BCL, Java SE subscriptions and OTN licenses for different Java versions. During the training we highlight the steps that clients need to take – and the order in which they must be taken – to successfully understand and then manage their own Java deployments.

  • Oracle Java ambiguity training

    This training focuses on areas of imperfection for both Oracle and users of Oracle Java. It helps clients to become aware of ‘untold’ stories, which illustrate the weak areas of Oracle’s licensing model. Throughout the workshop, the client’s deployment report is used as a basis for reference to illustrate these key areas.


    • The primary deliverable of our Java assessment service is to provide a high level of understanding and awareness of Java SE licensing principles within your organization. As a result, all stakeholders learn to understand Oracle Java licensing, the ambiguities and potential costs (best and worst case risk quantifications) for your current and future Java deployment. Furthermore, you will become aware of the difficulties faced by Oracle to sustainably enforce and implement Oracle Java licenses and audit any license requirements.

      As an outcome of the project, you are provided with a customized set of privileged documents that can be used – if needed – to engage with Oracle’s Java Sales or Audit teams in order to establish leverage for such discussions.

      In addition, recommendations are made to improve the environment by reducing or eliminating any financial and compliance exposure.