“SAP isn’t the only ERP vendor that wants to move on-prem customers to its cloud-based option. Its top rival, Oracle, appears to have similar aims. The company has made public commitments to continue supporting its JD Edwards customers for years to come, so there is no immediate reason to panic. But considering the investments that customers make in their ERP environments, JD Edwards customers should pay close attention to what comes next.
When Oracle bought PeopleSoft in 2004 for $10.3 billion, it also acquired the JD Edwards portfolio. That includes the World line, which only runs on IBM i, and the EnterpriseOne line, which runs on IBM i and other operating systems, including Windows, Unix, and Linux.
In April 2020, Oracle published a series of roadmap documents that provided guidance for World and EnterpriseOne customers. The software giant spelled out its support commitments for both JD Edwards products in this document.”