Oracle is open-sourcing Jipher, a Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) provider built for security and performance that has been used by the company’s cloud platform, the company said on November 7.
Jipher was developed for environments with FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) 140 requirements. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) has seen dramatic performance improvements with Jipher, according to Oracle. The technology will be offered via open source through the OpenJDK to support Project Panama-based Java applications. Project Panama is intended to develop interconnections between the JVM and native code.