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Status Future consideration
Workspace Optim
Components Optim Archive
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 30, 2023

Request Optim to support Java 11 as Java 8 is no longer supported.

Currently Optim only allows for Java 8 which is no longer allowed to be used at the client site.

Needed By Quarter
  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2023

    Hi Peter,

    Our organization BNY Mellon uses your IBM Optim product heavily for data archival, we hoped our request will be considered since we made it very clear that java8 is no longer supported in our organization and it is considered vulnerabilities for which we have an exception approval. However unfortunately it hasn't been considered yet and we don't even have a definite plan for it. Getting another extension without having a definite plan is very difficult which will push for look for some alternatives outside. Can we have any possibility of getting a definite plan for java11 support please?


    Akshay Alok

  • Admin
    Peter Costigan
    Feb 15, 2023

    As you can see at the Oracle Java Support Life Cycle page, Java 8 did come to an end of premier support. However, extended support is available through 2030.

    Optim Development is evaluating the right time to change support to a higher level of Java.