Lead the next generation of IT with Java.
Wherever you look across the typical enterprise technology stack, you’ll find Java powering mission-critical resources.
Inside data centers, it’s the engine in web servers, database applications, and critical middleware. In the cloud, it’s a leading application development platform, leveraged widely across IaaS and PaaS. And in the customer experience layer, it powers mobile, the Internet of Things (IoT), and industry-specific devices in the automobile, manufacturing, medical, and other sectors.
The diversity of challenges Java can solve cannot be underestimated. More impressive is the number of developers—12 million—fluent in the platform and equipped to solve engineering’s toughest challenges. For IT managers dependent on building a strong talent pool, the established nature of Java has created an army of knowledgeable developers.
With the world increasingly moving to a fully digital lifestyle, the demand for performance apps with effortlessly scalable infrastructure has never been higher. Java drives some of the biggest transactional applications in the world. With features such as lambda expressions and highly configurable garbage collectors, Java continues to rank as the first choice for IT leaders building high-volume, high-availability products.
The “write once, run anywhere” model of Java has contributed to its lasting success. In today's landscape of integrated cloud, microservices, container architecture, myriad mobile operating systems, and hybrid environments, Java portability has never been more important.
With the tenets of establishment, scalability, and portability, Java addresses the tough issues IT technology leaders face right now.
Organizations are moving applications, platforms, and infrastructure traditionally set inside corporate data centers into high-scale, high-availability cloud services. Java’s inherent portability means applications and services work across public cloud, private cloud, on-premise, and hybrid environments. With double-digit growth forecasted for cloud, the mandate for interoperability and flexibility has never been greater.
The imperative to aggregate, visualize, analyze, and pull insights from mountains of data continues to be at the forefront of IT strategy. Hadoop, the most popular framework for big data, is written in Java. Complementary apps and
frameworks—including Spark, OpenTSDB, and others—are also written in Java or the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
The world’s devices are getting smarter. Sensors capturing data on motion, visuals, sounds, materials stress, environment, and much more are everywhere, from commercial shipping to healthcare devices to next-generation cars. Java is the language and platform for registering and parsing that array of data so IT and business leaders can innovate faster.