64-bit JD Edwards Tools Foundation

Why You Should Be Transitioning to the 64-bit JD Edwards Tools Foundation

Technology is constantly moving forward and one of the most prominent trends in the IT industry is the shift from 32-bit to 64-bit computing. Over the years, the industry has adopted 64-bit computing, including computing hardware, cloud infrastructure, operating systems, and key platform components such as databases, Java and web middleware. And it makes sense; 64-bit is newer, faster, and more secure.

Oracle’s product development continuously evaluates and analyzes the JD Edwards customer base, the overall technology market, and platform technology trends. By aligning with the broader IT industry, JD Edwards customers can adopt existing and future technologies, like making the move to 64-bit computing, to address business requirements and opportunities without disrupting critical business processes.

When Is The Transition Happening?

As part of this forward-thinking movement, JD Edwards will transition the JD Edwards Tools Foundation compatibility for 32-bit into Sustaining Support. This means that beginning with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.2 Update 5 (9.2.5), Oracle will cease delivery of a 32-bit JD Edwards Tools Foundation for Oracle Solaris and HP-UX. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.2 Update 5 (9.2.5) will be the final Tools Foundation release that will be delivered as a 32-bit compiled foundation for Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows, IBM i on Power Systems, and IBM AIX.

Future JD Edwards Tools Foundation releases will not include 32-bit components and will not be certified with databases drivers, Java, and other required components.

What 64-bit Enables You To Do

  • Easily adopt future technology and protect your environments.
  • Avoid the risk of facing hardware and software obsolescence.
  • Align with vendors of third-party components that are delivering only 64-bit components.
  • Deliver future product innovation and support the latest versions of the required technology stack.

The transition to 64-bit is a technical uplift so you don’t need to worry about an impact to your business processes or data. Per Oracle, customers who have not yet made the transition to the 64-bit JD Edwards Tools Foundation should make immediate plans to do so.

We Can Help

iSP3 have been assisting JDE Clients with their upgrades and transition to 64-bit so please contact us if you need any additional information or assistance.