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Case Study: Java Licensing Optimization for a UK University


A UK university with heavy Java usage for third-party developed systems was facing a significant cost impact due to the new Java licensing metric. They were facing a $3 million annual subscription and enlisted Redress Compliance’s expertise to help optimize their Java licensing.


The university faced a potential Java licensing cost of $3 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 university.
  2. Java Licensing Training: Redress delivered Java licensing training to educate the university’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 university’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 university.


The university reduced its potential $3 million annual Java licensing cost to $48k annually, saving $2.952 million annually. Over three years, this resulted in a total saving of $8.856 million.

Quote from the Software Asset Manager

“Working with Redress Compliance was a breath of fresh air. They really got into the nitty-gritty of our Java usage, trained our team, and crafted a strategy that was just right for us. The savings we made were mind-blowing. It’s clear that Redress Compliance is the partner you want for Oracle licensing matters”


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.