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November 10, 2016

Azul Systems Announces General Availability of Release 16.10 of Zing Runtime for Java

Key features of Zing 16.10

  • New low-latency profiles and configuration options improve average application latency by more than 20% compared with earlier versions of Zing
  • Memory requirements are reduced by over 30% compared to earlier Zing releases, reaching Amazon instance size parity with the Oracle JVM even with pauseless operation
  • Zing is now a supported JVM for Elasticsearch

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and QCon San Francisco – November 9, 2016Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced the immediate general availability of release 16.10 of the company’s Zing runtime for Java. The new release meets the needs of Java-based enterprises who need consistent application performance coupled with low average and peak latencies.

Zing 16.10 feature Key Enterprise Benefit
New low-latency profile options More consistent application performance for both average and peak response time and latency, fewer missed opportunities in transaction-intensive environments, greatly improved application throughput, better use of existing system capacity
Reduced runtime memory “footprint” per JVM instance Reduction in server resources needed to run Java applications with Zing while maintaining pauseless operation.  Operations teams can now configure and specify smaller AWS machine images, saving on operating expenses in Cloud deployments
Zing is now a supported JVM for Elasticsearch


Elastic, the company behind the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, Logstash) now supports customers running on Azul Zing for version 5.0+


Ubuntu and Oracle Linux support added to Zing Self-Service Trial program Extends the ability of developers and devops teams to download and test Zing in their environment using their preferred Linux distro

“With Zing 16.10 we are delivering enhanced performance for Java applications with low-latency requirements, better use of runtime memory resources, and a supported JVM for Elasticsearch,” said Scott Sellers, Azul Systems president and CEO. “Azul continues to invest heavily in our engineering capabilities, and our consistent cadence of Zing releases ensures that Zing is and remains the best JVM for enterprise Java applications where performance and consistency are paramount.”

Pricing and Availability

Zing 16.10 is available immediately from the Azul website and the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. The single license annual subscription price for Zing is $3500 USD per physical server, with significantly lower prices for higher volumes and longer-term subscriptions. Special pricing is available for start-ups and companies with $25 million or less in annual revenue, and for ISVs and manufacturers looking to embed or integrate Zing with their products.

For additional information about the Zing runtime for Java visit Users of Amazon Web Services can find Zing AMIs in the AWS Marketplace.