Red Hat Quarkus GA
May 28, 2020
Rich Sharples, senior director of
Cloud Services, Red Hat said, "Red Hat has long been a key driver in the
Java movement, and we are proud of our contributions to the community.
Bringing Java into the modern, cloud-native application landscape that
we are in today is crucial for not just the future of the programming
language, but for the future of the thousands of businesses that rely on
Java. With our Kubernetes-native Java offering of Quarkus, we are
allowing Java developers to work within the language they know and love,
while offering the ability for Java to scale in business-critical
Java was introduced 25 years ago and to this day, remains one of the most popular programming languages among developers. By adding Quarkus as a supported runtime, Red Hat is helping to bring Java into the modern, cloud-native application development landscape and to approaches like microservices, containers and serverless that are enabling organizations to push the envelope on productivity, efficiency, agility and scale, and enabling Java developers to continue working in the language they know and love. With Quarkus, users are getting a fully Red Hat supported technology, which includes an active community, continuous updates, and a fast release cadence.
As a full-stack, Kubernetes-native Java framework that has been optimized for memory density and rapid startup time, Quarkus enables organizations to advance existing application environments and extend years of investment in Java for mission-critical systems. The open source project has been crafted from a selection of leading Java technologies and standards, and offers developers an adaptable development model that is designed to combine both imperative and reactive styles in a seamless, unified user experience.
Quarkus helps to:
Red Hat has long been a leader in the Java community, and remains committed to moving Java forward through open, community-driven innovation. Today, Red Hat furthers this commitment with the addition of Quarkus to the fully supported Red Hat Runtimes. Red Hat Runtimes provides best-in-class integrated products, migration tools, and components to create cloud-native applications while also speeding up development and delivery time. Red Hat Runtimes offers developers and architects the choice of the right tool for the right task, through a collection of lightweight runtimes and frameworks for highly-distributed cloud architectures, like microservices, with in-memory caching for fast data access, and messaging for quick data transfer between existing applications.
Quarkus includes an extension library that incorporates a vibrant ecosystem of more than 200 extensions standards, libraries, services, and technologies. The library includes a number of cloud-native frameworks and tools such as RESTEasy, Hibernate, Eclipse MicroProfile, and more. It also includes extensions for several Red Hat cloud services such as Red Hat AMQ Streams, Red Hat AMQ Broker, Red Hat Fuse, and business automation.