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A set of cloud-native runtimes

Features and benefits

Cloud-native development made simpler and more flexible

Red Hat® Runtimes supports a collection of cloud-native runtimes for developing Java™ or JavaScript applications on Red Hat OpenShift®. It provides portability across multiple cloud infrastructures, allowing the developer to use microservices, containers, and DevOps automation.

Create apps—quickly and easily

Red Hat® Runtimes provides an easy and quick getting started experience via a web-based launch service. This service accelerates cloud-native development on Red Hat OpenShift. You get a hassle-free way to create example applications—called boosters—as well as an easy way to build and deploy those boosters on OpenShift.

To use the launch service:

Simpler development

Red Hat Runtimes makes developing cloud-native applications simpler. It integrates OpenShift's capabilities with the programming model of multiple runtimes—including service discovery, externalized configurations, and fault tolerance. Red Hat Runtimes helps you create HTTP APIs, interoperate with a database, and implement health check patterns to speed up app development.

DevOps integration and automation

Because it is integrated with OpenShift, Red Hat Runtimes provides developers with a self-service platform for provisioning, building, and deploying both applications and their components. Red Hat Runtimes integrates with continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) tools like Git, Maven, and Jenkins. It provides the security you need to streamline Kubernetes workflows, and enables load-balancing and auto-scaling capabilities with policy-based control and automation.

Reactive development with Vert.x and Node.js

Eclipse Vert.x is a polyglot, event-driven application framework that runs on the Java virtual machine, while Node.js is a JavaScript runtime. Both Vert.x and Node.js help you build distributed, reactive applications and provide an event-driven, non-blocking I/O development model—making them lightweight and efficient. Both help you build responsive apps capable of handling a large number of concurrent users and events. Easily scale up and down by adding or removing nodes—your applications will stay responsive.

Rightsize bootable Java development with Thorntail

Thorntail bundles everything you need to develop and run Java EE applications by packaging server runtime libraries with your application code. It speeds up the transition from monoliths to microservices because it’s MicroProfile compatible and takes advantage of the existing industry-standard Java EE experience.

Strategic flexibility

Red Hat Runtimes supports multiple runtimes, languages, frameworks, and architectures. Its certified interoperability with Red Hat Middleware offers you the flexibility to pick the right blend of services for your application. Apps developed with containerized Red Hat Runtimes offer freedom from vendor lock-in because they support hybrid cloud configurations.

More runtimes for Jakarta EE, Java Web, and JavaScript development

Red Hat Runtimes set of cloud-native runtimes offers the flexibility developers need to pick the right runtimes for their development choices.

Node.js: Node.js provides a trusted platform for building, hosting, and scaling server-side Javascript applications using open source technologies.

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP): JBoss EAP is a leading open source Jakarta EE-based application runtime used for building, deploying, and executing highly transactional Java applications and services.

Red Hat JBoss Web Server: Red Hat JBoss Web Server is an embedded Tomcat container for use with Spring Boot applications.

Learn more about Red Hat's support of cloud-native runtimes