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Investing in Java by Vitruvian Partners and Lead Edge Capital

Investing in Java by Vitruvian Partners and Lead Edge Capital

Last week, Azul issued a press release announcing that London-based Vitruvian Partners and New York-based Lead Edge Capital are making a majority investment in the company. Azul’s mission has always…

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Igniting In-Memory Performance with GridGain and Zing

Igniting In-Memory Performance with GridGain and Zing

  There is a simple reality in computing, which is that accessing data from memory is significantly faster than from disk. It’s just physics. Hard disk drives spin and use…

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Zing: Delivering More Performance with Less Administration

The Zing Virtual Machine (ZVM) has been developed to address the performance-related issues that result from a managed runtime environment that is provided by the JVM. These fall into two…

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Algos Odd Lots and Bursty Trading

Algos, Odd Lots and Bursty Trading

Corporate bond traders are following the siren song of electronic trading, according to an in-depth article in the June 15, 2018 issue of the Financial Times. Authors Robin Wigglesworth and…

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Trading smiles, smirks and volatility

Trading smiles, smirks and volatility

Trading volatility has been re-emerging with a vengeance across capital markets, and the industry press has taken note. Most recently, Robin Wigglesworth of the Financial Times has been releasing a…

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Making Java Wider

Making Java Wider

Or, at least, more widely available. Azul’s business is Java. Not using it, but providing people with alternatives for the JVM and JDK binaries. We think this is a good…

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Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2018

Staring Into My Java Crystal Ball 2018

Happy New Year! Last year, I wrote a blog with my predictions for what would happen in the world of Java in 2017. Now that 2017 has ended and we’re…

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On Time with Timezones

On Time with Timezones

Azul often gets asked how to apply newer time zone definitions to already installed JDKs. Up until now, the answers have been: (1) update your JDK to the latest revision,…

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Searching Out Performance For Apache Solr

Searching Out Performance For Apache Solr

According to the DB-Engines website, Apache Solr, is the second most popular search engine software in use today.   Since Solr is written in Java, performance will obviously be impacted by…

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Why We Called Our New JIT Compiler Falcon

Why We Called Our New JIT Compiler Falcon

Here at Azul, our primary focus is on figuring out how to make the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) as fast as possible. If you look at what the JVM does…

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Insights on the Impact GC Has For Java users

Insights on the Impact GC Has For Java users

Earlier this week, I delivered a webinar entitled, “The Future of Garbage Collection in Java”. The premise of this session was to look at how things will change from a…

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Did you have a Black Friday that was record-setting and boring

Did you have a Black Friday that was record-setting and boring?

That was the report from one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites. They worked hard to make their holiday shopping season a success, and here’s what they reported after Black…

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