case study / Case Study - Java Licensing

Case Study: Java Licensing Optimization for a French Retail Chain


A French retail chain with heavy Java usage for in-house developed systems was facing a significant impact on costs due to the new Java licensing metric. They were facing a $3.8 million annual subscription and enlisted Redress Compliance’s expertise to help optimize their Java licensing.


The organization faced a potential Java licensing cost of $3.8 million annually. They needed a comprehensive strategy to mitigate this cost and optimize their Java licensing.


Redress Compliance was enlisted to provide a strategic solution:

  1. Java Licensing Assessment: Redress conducted a complete Java licensing assessment to understand the Java deployments across the organization.
  2. Java Licensing Training: Redress delivered Java licensing training to educate the organization’s IT staff in Java licensing to help them optimize their Java usage.
  3. Licensing Optimization Strategy: Redress created a licensing optimization strategy based on the organization’s specific needs and usage patterns.
  4. Optimization Implementation: The optimization strategy involved upgrading to more cost-effective versions of Java, consolidating deployments, and optimizing the use of Java across the organization.


The organization reduced its potential $3.8 million annual Java licensing cost to $230k annually, saving $3.57 million annually. Over three years, this resulted in a total saving of $10.71 million.

Quote from the Director of Application Platforms

“The strategic insights and deep expertise of Redress Compliance have been instrumental in our Java licensing optimization process. Their comprehensive approach, from the initial assessment to the final implementation, was key in navigating the complexities of Java licensing. They helped us understand our Java usage better and guided us in making an informed decision that resulted in significant cost savings. Their contribution has been pivotal in our application platforms strategy.”


This case study illustrates Redress Compliance’s ability to provide comprehensive Java licensing solutions. By understanding each client’s unique needs and challenges, Redress Compliance can deliver strategies that ensure optimal usage and result in significant cost savings.


  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson possesses 20 years of experience in Oracle license management. Having worked at Oracle for 9 years, he gained an additional 11 years of expertise in Oracle license consulting projects. Fredrik has provided assistance to over 150 organizations worldwide, ranging in size and tackling various Oracle licensing challenges, including Licensing Assessments, Oracle audits, Oracle ULAs, and more.