Nov 27, 2018

Aspera adds essential Java licensing features to specialized Oracle tool

New LicenseControl for Oracle 5.5 prepares for paid licensing on Java SE in 2019 with deeper Java detection and compliance reporting

Aachen, Germany, November 15, 2018 – Aspera, the leading provider of solutions and services for Oracle license optimization, today announced the new version of its LicenseControl for Oracle that helps Java users respond to Oracle’s latest commercial licensing rules. Java SE’s commercial features will no longer be free in January 2019, and LicenseControl will help users to review their compliance, see their licensing gaps, and understand their licensing costs.

The new release gives Java users a deep dive into discovering Java products and features in their complex IT environments, along with a comprehensive analysis in an easy-to-understand report that shows what licenses they require.

Aspera continues to provide simple solutions to the complex issues that Oracle customers face, using qualified data, technical solutions, and licensing experts. These Java detection and compliance features help address Oracle’s Java SE commercial licensing rules when they take effect.

New features include:

  • Collects Java features’ usage while identifying Java options and versions to interpret license requirements
  • Gathers JVM tracking details without using Java Usage Tracker, which requires another license from Oracle
  • Automatically defines Java editions and creates a list of Java products that need a license, if needed
  • Determines compliance gaps between Oracle customers’ acquisitions and usages, along with their financial exposure

Our customers have a lot of questions about the new rules, so we created a tool that helps them cut through the complexity and gives actionable advice on Java licenses. This will be a challenging issue for Oracle customers in 2019. LicenseControl’s added features help them meet it.

Philippe Bonavitacola, Product Manager for LicenseControl for Oracle