Alpaquita Linux

Fast and secure Linux for Java

BellSoft Alpaquita Linux is a full-featured operating system optimized for Java. Quickly deploy infrastructure or services. Enjoy guaranteed support and the highest level of security

Launch apps faster

Launch apps faster

Startup time 45% faster

Save storage

Save storage

the Docker image is 3.22 MB only

Utilize the best solution

Utilize the best solution

Three mallocs and two libcs included

Why Alpaquita Linux?


We built Alpaquita Linux to enhance the security of your applications and avoid zero-day vulnerabilities.

Enhancements include networking features, custom build options, kernel hardening, process isolation, and more.

Long-term support

Long-term support

Alpaquita has a four-year support lifecycle for LTS versions. It includes security advisory and the dedicated technical team on duty 24/7.



Alpaquita is optimized to deliver a reliable and fast stack to run applications for various workloads. It comprises performance features such as kernel optimizations, memory management, and libc implementation optimizations, including the BellSoft musl version with reworked APIs.



Alpaquita Linux fully supports and takes advantage of all BellSoft products, such as Liberica JDK, Liberica NIK, and Alpaquita container images.

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Alpaquita Linux is optimized for deployment by utilizing kernel module compression support to reduce the size of packages in a repository and those installed on a system.


The extra modules and firmware packages are separated into lightweight packages and can be installed depending on the needs and the target platform.




All Liberica JDK binaries are verified by the OpenJDK Community Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) for Java SE spec.

Alpaquita Linux Features

  • Always on Linux LTS (6.1 currently)
  • SecureBoot, signed modules, disabled modules with CVEs
  • Better performance tunables, optimized size (xz)
Userspace based on Alpine Linux aports:
  • Busybox, on-demand coreutils
  • Main/aports & apk package manager
  • No graphics
  • Musl and glibc support
  • Optimized musl, optimized mallocs
Compatibility with Docker, QEMU support:
  • Docker
  • QEMU support

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  • Cloud Optimized
    Cloud Optimized

    Alpaquita is the best choice for small performant containers.

  • Secure

    All the components of Alpaquita receive regular security updates.

  • Great support
    Great support

    Enterprise level support from engineers who develop OpenJDK.

Cloud Optimization for Java

The most complete Java experience

Deliver applications faster and optimize your cloud-native environment

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The only Linux optimized to run Java microservices

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Flexible, performant, and secure Java runtime

Run Java Microservices

GraalVM-based distribution for the most performant native images

Build native images

Java Profiler to manage and collect the data on your applications

Analyze your apps

Best in class support by the people behind OpenJDK

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