1.7 Support for Java 8

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 ( provides support for Java 8, which enables portability of Java applications and libraries, and compliance with the latest Java standards. Java 8 furnishes Nashorn, a JavaScript engine that enables running JavaScript directly in the database.


This release of Oracle JVM supports only Java 8. However, because Oracle JVM is a database-resident JVM, some JDK specific features including JavaFX, command line tools, Java tools, GUI interfaces, HotSpot, Mission Control, and so on are not supported in Oracle JVM.