MicroDoc/Oracle Graal VM™
MicroDoc is a source code licensee of Oracle’s GraalVM and has the unique ability to bring this advanced runtime technology to the embedded space.
MicroDoc/Oracle Graal VM™
MicroDoc is a source code licensee of Oracle’s GraalVM™ and has the unique ability to bring this advanced runtime technology to the embedded space.
In addition to the so called “polyglot” capabilities, GraalVM also offers a unique feature that allows you to build compiled native executables from Java code. This technology allows for drastically improved startup time, more deterministic runtime behavior and, depending on your application, may reduce footprint and resource usage. These advantages are useful in the cloud and on servers, but they are also essential for many embedded applications. This is why MicroDoc has worked with Oracle to create a GraalVM Embedded™ offering.
Custom platforms and platform ports
We are happy to create custom versions of the products for your platforms. Smaller adoptions include support for other C-libraries and toolchains, but also full platform ports to other processor architectures and operating system can be done. Please contact our embedded experts for details.
Licensing and Support
MicroDoc/Oracle GraalVM Embedded is a commercial product. The technology is licensed to “device manufacturers” on a “per device” basis. The lifetime of the license is coupled to the lifetime of the individual device. A “device manufacturer” is a company that integrates the GraalVM Embedded product into a solution/product that contains hardware and/or software created or integrated by the company.
We offer “version locked licenses”, a model that is perfectly suited to embedded use-cases. The license is granted for the entire individual device lifetime and there are no recurring fees, just a one-time payment per device. Optional support plans for “version locked” licenses can include the delivery of stability or security fixes for the licensed product version and we offer custom SLAs tailored to your needs. Version upgrades to purchased licenses are not included in this model.
We also offer a model called “maintained license” which allows you to upgrade to the latest level of our product at any time, including devices that have already been deployed. “maintained license” have a mandatory support plan with annual payments for all licensed devices.
Custom platform support plans and support for platform ports may also include NRE cost for new product releases (re-porting fees).
Long term support agreements can be provided for high volume projects or under special conditions.
Embedded Processor per core licensing – low volumes:
Class 1: Embedded CPUs – 32 Bit Embedded or 64 Bit Embedded up to 1.2GHz: per core license fee US$12
Class 2: High Performance Embedded CPUs – 64 Bit Embedded (ARM, intel x86 Atom, MIPS, RISC V, PowerPC, other) up to 2.5GHz: per core license fee US$18
Additional NRE costs may apply depending on target CPU architecture, C-library and tooling. MicroDoc offers a step-down grid pricing for high volumes and application-based pricing. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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