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Microsoft joins Jakarta EE and MicroProfile Working Groups at Eclipse Foundation
By Julia Liuson Corporate Vice President, Developer Division
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We’re excited to announce that Microsoft has joined the Eclipse Foundation Jakarta EE and MicroProfile Working Groups as an Enterprise and Corporate member, respectively. Our goal is to help advance these technologies to deliver better outcomes for our Java customers and the broader community. We’re committed to the health and well-being of the vibrant Java ecosystem, including Spring (Spring utilizes several key Jakarta EE technologies). Joining the Jakarta EE and MicroProfile groups complements our participation in the Java Community Process (JCP) to help advance Java SE.
Over the past few years, Microsoft has made substantial investments in offerings for Java, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, and Spring technologies on Azure in collaboration with our strategic partners. With Red Hat, we’ve built a managed service for JBoss EAP on Azure App Service. We’re also collaborating with Red Hat to enable robust solutions for JBoss EAP on Virtual Machines (VMs) and Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO). With VMware, we jointly develop and support Azure Spring Apps (formerly Azure Spring Cloud), a fully managed service for Spring Boot applications. And with Oracle and IBM, we’ve been building solutions for customers to run WebLogic and the WebSphere product family on VMs, Azure Kubernetes Service, and ARO. Other work includes a first-party managed service to run Tomcat and Java SE (App Service) and Jakarta Messaging support in Azure Service Bus. Learn more about these Java EE, Jakarta EE, and MicroProfile on Azure offerings.
Our strategic partners
Microsoft is actively improving our support for running Quarkus on Azure, including on emerging platforms such as Azure Container Apps. The expanded investment in Jakarta EE and MicroProfile is a natural progression of our work to enable Java on Azure. Our broad and deep partnerships with key Java ecosystem stakeholders such as Oracle, IBM, Red Hat, and VMware power our Java on Azure work. These strategic partners share our enthusiasm for the Jakarta EE and MicroProfile journeys that Microsoft has embarked upon.
“We’re thrilled to have an organization with the influence and reach of Microsoft joining the Jakarta EE Working Group. Microsoft has warmly embraced all things Java across its product and service portfolio, particularly Azure. Its enterprise customers can be confident that they will be actively participating in the further evolution of the Jakarta EE specifications which are defining enterprise Java for today’s cloud-native world.”—Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation.
“We welcome Microsoft to the Jakarta EE and MicroProfile Working Groups. We are pleased with our collaboration with Microsoft in delivering Oracle WebLogic Server solutions in Azure, which are helping customers to use Jakarta EE in the cloud. We look forward to more collaboration in the Jakarta EE and MicroProfile Working Groups.”—Tom Snyder, Vice President, Oracle Enterprise Cloud Native Java.
“IBM’s collaboration with Microsoft has shown Jakarta EE and MicoProfile running well in a number of Azure environments on the Liberty runtime, so it’s exciting to see Microsoft now joining the Jakarta EE and MicroProfile Working Groups. I look forward to seeing Microsoft bringing another perspective to the Working Groups based on their experience and needs for Azure customers.”—Ian Robinson, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Application Platform.
“It is great to see Microsoft officially join both MicroProfile and Jakarta EE as they’d been informally involved in these efforts for a long time. I hope to see Microsoft’s participation bring experience from their many users and partners who have developed and deployed enterprise Java applications on Azure for several years.”—Mark Little, Vice President, Software Engineering, Red Hat.
“We are excited to see Microsoft supporting the Jakarta EE Working Group. Jakarta EE serves as a key integration point for Spring applications and we look forward to the future evolution of common specifications like Servlet, JPA, and others. Microsoft delights developers with their continued support of the Java ecosystem along with their work with VMware on bringing a fully managed Spring service to Azure.”—Ryan Morgan, Vice President, Software Engineering, VMware.
Looking to the future
As part of the Jakarta EE and MicroProfile working groups, we’ll continue to work closely with our long-standing partners. We believe our experience with running Java workloads in the cloud will be valuable to the working groups, and we look forward to building a strong future for Java together with our customers, partners, and the community.
Learn more about Java on Azure offerings for Jakarta EE and MicroProfile.