About Azul Systems
Azul Systems delivers high-performance and elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) with unsurpassed scalability, manageability and production-time visibility. Designed and optimized for x86 servers and enterprise-class workloads, Azul’s Zing JVM is the only Java runtime that supports highly consistent and pauseless execution for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications. Azul’s products enable organizations to dramatically simplify Java deployments with fewer instances, greater response time consistency, and dramatically better operating costs.
Azul is a venture-backed company founded in 2002. Based in Sunnyvale, California, it has offices around the globe, including the US, EMEA and APAC and has extensive partner and reseller networks in EMEA and Eastern Europe. Azul’s first products, launched in 2005, were packaged as hardware appliances (i.e. Vega 1, 2 & 3). In 2010 Azul shipped its first pure software-based Java runtime, called Zing.
Zing is a 100% Java-compatible JVM based on Oracle HotSpot. Designed for enterprise applications and workloads that require large memory, high transaction rates, consistent response times and high sustained throughput, Zing is the only JVM that can elastically grow its application memory heap based on real-time demand and still guarantee response times (i.e. JVM response times are independent of heap size). Zing uses the Azul C4 (Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector) which eliminates "stop-the-world" garbage collection (GC) pauses that limit the scalability of all conventional JVMs. Zing also includes a management and monitoring platform with zero-overhead, always-on visibility and management tools designed and optimized for production-time diagnostics and performance analytics.
The Zing JVM is simple to install and requires no coding changes to the application. Because Zing is both elastic and self-healing, tuning is typically reduced to just a few parameters. Simply point your application or startup scripts to use the Zing JVM, and you’re running on the most elastic, scalable JVM with the fastest time-to-deployment for any size application.