Posted On: Mar 16, 2021

Amazon Corretto 16 is now generally available. This version supports the latest Java feature release JDK 16 and is available on Linux, Windows, and macOS. You can download Corretto 16 from our GitHub Releases.

Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multi-platform, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK. Corretto is distributed by Amazon under an open source license.

With OpenJDK 16, Java Records and Pattern Matching for instanceof are now generally available. Another noteworthy change in this release is that the Z Garbage Collector (ZGC) now has Concurrent Thread-Stack Processing , which further reduces the time spent in Garbage Collection pauses. Included in the community updates, the Corretto team has contributed improvements for users of Graviton 2, as well as other ARM64 processors, and for Garbage Collection performance, with patches to the Shenandoah and G1 collectors.