The Java 11 runtime is now generally available on App Engine, supporting twice the amount of memory as Java 8
Google’s App Engine cloud has added official support for Java 11, the latest long-term support (LTS) version of the Java language platform, as a production release.
The App Engine Standard Environment Java 11 runtime is generally available for running any Java 11 application, web framework, or service in a managed serverless environment. Java 11 had been offered on App Engine in a beta release since June.
The Java 11 runtime on App Engine offers twice the amount of memory as the earlier Java 8 runtime, providing better support for applications that run under a heavy workload with large amounts of data.
In the Google App Engine managed environment, the runtime is automatically updated with the latest security patches to the operating system and minor revisions to the Java Development Kit (JDK). App Engine also provides services including request tracing, traffic splitting, centralized logging, and production debugging.