The 451 Take
Azul is a small company, and challenging Oracle could turn out to be a daunting task. But there's little doubt that many customers will welcome an alternative source for enterprise Java support beyond Oracle itself, which ends support for older versions to fit its own schedule rather than that of its users. Will Oracle fight back? We doubt it. In reality, there's little interest in individual products down at Redwood Shores, where the focus is firmly on integrated stacks of both software and hardware.