What are the main benefits of new features introduced in Java 8?

The main benefits of Java 8 features are:

  • Support for functional programming by Lambda and Streams
  • Ease of high volume data processing by Streams
  • Ease of use by getting Parameter names through Reflection
  • Reusable code with enhanced Collection APIs
  • Smart exception handling with Optional
  • Control on JVM with new Parameters
  • Enhanced encryption support with Base 64
  • Faster execution with Nashorn JavaScript engine support