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Jakarta Concurrency 3.0

Jakarta Concurrency provides a specification for using concurrency from application components without compromising container integrity while still preserving the Jakarta EE platform’s fundamental benefits.

New Features

This release adds the following

  • Asynchronous methods (See Chapter 5, Asynchronous Methods)
  • Context-aware completion stages and completable futures
  • Context propagation to parallel streams operations
  • Modernization of the Trigger mechanism with time zone support
  • Propagation of third party context types (See Chapter 4, Thread Context Providers)
  • Resource definition annotations and corresponding deployment descriptor elements

Removals, deprecations or backwards incompatible changes

Minimum Java SE Version

  • Java SE 11 or higher


Compatible Implementations


Release Review

The Specification Committee Ballot for Concurrency 3.0 successfully concluded on May 11, 2022. The results were as follows:

Organization Yes No Abstain
Participant Members
Committer Members
Enterprise Members (Jun Qian)
Committer Members (Zhai Luchao)
Total 10

The ballot was conducted over the mailing list

Plan Review

The Specification Committee Ballot concluded successfully on 2021-05-21 with the following results:

Representative Representative for: Vote
Kenji Kazumura Fujitsu +1
Dan Bandera, Kevin Sutter IBM +1
Ed Bratt, Dmitry Kornilov Oracle +1
Andrew Pielage, Matt Gill Payara +1
Scott Stark, Mark Little Red Hat +1
David Blevins, Jean-Louis Monteiro Tomitribe +1
Ivar Grimstad EE4J PMC +1
Marcelo Ancelmo, Martijn Verburg Participant Members +1
Werner Keil Committer Members +1
Dr. Jun Qian Enterprise Members +1
Total 10

The ballot was held over the mailing list

Click on the specifications below to access the specification document, Javadoc, Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK), and compatible implementation for each release of the specification.

Platform and Profile Specifications

The Jakarta EE Platform and Profile specifications are the umbrella specifications for the individual specifications. The Jakarta EE Platform includes most of the individual specifications, while the Profile specifications include the individual specifications for developing web platforms and microservices architectures.

Individual Specifications

Each individual specification describes a standardized way of implementing a particular aspect of an enterprise Java application.

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