The first annual Azul State of Java Survey & Report is a guide to understanding the current pulse, trajectory and sentiments surrounding Java. 

The report includes responses from more than 2,000 Java users globally to unveil unparalleled insights into how Java holds its ground in today’s dynamic technology environment and its impact on enterprises large and small.

Areas explored in the survey include Java adoption trends, the effect of Oracle’s latest Java pricing change; the migration of Java apps to the cloud and how companies are optimizing cloud costs; as well as security considerations for common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

Of all the businesses surveyed for this report, an overwhelming 98% use Java in their software applications or infrastructure, and 57% of those organizations indicate that Java is the backbone of most of their applications. 

When including Java-based frameworks, libraries and other languages that use the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), the data shows that Java continues to play a fundamental role in today’s enterprises.

82% of respondents using Oracle Java said they are concerned about the new Java SE Universal subscription pricing introduced in January. 72% said they were considering open source alternatives such OpenJDK, and of those who were not, 14% said it didn’t occur to them that they could.

For more salient findings from the survey report, check out this infographic.

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