IBM has announced the availability of IBM Semeru Runtimes that enables developers to create and run Java applications in hybrid cloud environments from the cloud to data centers in stable, no-cost environments.

IBM Semeru Runtimes use the class libraries from OpenJDK, along with the Eclipse OpenJ9 Java Virtual Machine to enable developers to build and deploy Java applications that will start quickly, deliver great performance, all while using less memory.

Key highlights include: a stable, no-cost environment for developing Java workloads; available across a wide variety of hardware and software platforms, including on-premises, in public cloud, or on container orchestrators like Kubernetes and OpenShift; includes commonly used JDK releases like the JDK 8 and JDK 11 Long Term Support (LTS) releases; performance benefits from deep technology investment in Eclipse OpenJ9; and zero usage restrictions, so you can use these runtimes for development or in production.

IBM Semeru Runtimes will be available in two editions with different licenses: the IBM Semeru Runtime Open Edition has an open source license (GPLv2+Classpath extension), whereas the IBM Semeru Runtime Certified Edition has an IBM license.

Both these runtimes pass the Eclipse AQAvit quality assurance test suite to provide a stable and supportable engine that can run any kind of Java application.

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