Low latency Java in the real world – LMAX Exchange and the Zing JVM

Java hasn’t always been considered the best choice of language for low latency applications, but that’s changing fast.

At QCon London this week, Mark Price (Senior Developer, LMAX Exchange) and Gil Tene (CTO, Azul Systems) jointly presented experiences and lessons learned from a long-term, real-world deployment of low latency Java. LMAX Exchange has been using Azul Zing, our low latency JVM, to power the world’s best FX execution venue for a while now. Both companies are known for developing low latency and high performance Java technologies.

In this presentation, Mark and Gil described some of the core parts of their respective technology stacks and what they’ve learned deploying and running them together. Their final conclusion? “Java is both viable and profitable for low latency.”

You can pick up a copy of their slides from slideshare here:

Zing/LMAX QCon London 2015

QCon records many of these sessions and posts them to the web after a few weeks. When this one becomes available, we’ll let you know.

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