A sign of overprovisioning cloud resources, nearly 70% of companies say they are paying for cloud capacity that they are not using, according to Azul’s first annual Azul State of Java Survey & Report. As the cloud landscape rapidly transforms, cost and security remain two of the leading challenges.
Most of the companies (95%) already considered lowering their cloud costs in the past year. Almost half (46%) take advantage of a high-performance Java platform to use cloud resources more efficiently.
The study revealed that 98% use Java in their software applications or infrastructure, and 57% considering Java as the backbone of most of their applications.
“As the State of Java Survey & Report data reveals, Java’s enduring prominence and role in enabling enterprises to thrive is undeniable, and high-performance JVMs are playing a pivotal role in meeting application service levels and cloud cost optimization. The choices businesses make around Java directly impact their operational efficiency and the bottom line,” said Scott Sellers, co-founder and CEO at Azul.
Change in pricing
Around 82% of the respondents using Oracle Java said they are concerned about the new Java SE Universal subscription pricing where the cost of Oracle Java depended on the total number of employees and contractors in the organisation, compared to the number of processors used by Java applications. The majority (72%) said they were considering open source alternatives such OpenJDK.