We are happy to announce that MicroStream Java-Native Persistence is free of charge for developing, testing and also for productive use!
We are planning a release and support model that is very close to the new release and support model for Java SE. Since Java 9 was released in 2017, Oracle launches a new Java version every 6 months. To ensure that MicroStream can always be used with the latest Java version, we are planning to go along with the Java release cycle. That means we, are also planning to launch new MicroStream major releases every 6 months, scheduled every April and October. Major releases contain bug fixes and new features. The next major release MicroStream version 3 is scheduled for April 2020.
Every MicroStream major release is supported for a period of 6 months for free. Support means that we provide bugfix updates only. After that period of 6 months, the free support ends, but at the same time, the next major release comes out that is again supported for 6 months for free, and so on.
Every 3rd release is an LTS release (Long Term Support) that is supported for 8 years or even longer. MicroStream 3 is the first LTS release. The next LTS release is MicroStream version 6 that is scheduled for October 2021.
After the period of 6 months of free support, using the LTS support updates is fee-based. Users who prefer to stay longer than 6 months or as long as possible on a stable and well-known version can purchase a Long Term Support Subscription. The price of an LTS Subscription depends on the amount of CPUs your application uses. The duration of an LTS Subscription is 12 months or longer. Please, contact sales to get a quote.
|Introduction to MicroStream||MicroStream Day at JCON 2019 - Sept. 24, 2019 in Duesseldorf, Germany|