IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, V8: Early program



Early program announcement for the IBM SDK for Java V8.


This new version of Java aims to provide Java SE 8 compatibility, while exploiting the unique capabilities of IBM platforms to achieve performance and usability improvements.

New in IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8:

  • Compatibility with the new Java SE 8 (JSR 337)
  • Leveraging new IBM hardware
  • Improved performance for workload optimized runtimes
  • Enhanced support for Cloud & Multi-tenancy environments
  • Improved efficiency of manipulating native data records/types directly from Java code

It is our aim to support the following platforms within the beta program:

Linux: IBM System z, IBM POWER, x86, AMD64/EM64T
z/OS: IBM System z

The beta is expected to end in Q4 2013.

Please send an email to if you are interested in joining this Early Program.

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