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November 27, 2018

Inductive Automation Chooses Azul Systems Zulu Embedded for Ignition Industrial Application Platform

  • Inductive Automation has adopted Azul’s builds of OpenJDK for use across their entire product family
  • Customers of Inductive Automation will receive fully-integrated builds of Azul Zulu Embedded as part of all Ignition platform and Ignition Edge device deployments starting with Ignition version 7.9.10
  • Java 9 is embedded in the client launcher of Ignition 7.9.10, and Java 11 will be embedded in both the Ignition gateway and the client launcher for Ignition 8 when it is released in early 2019

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Inductive Automation has chosen Zulu Embedded builds of OpenJDK for their Ignition industrial application platform.

Ignition is a very flexible, widely adopted, standards-based industrial automation software platform that is used to build and deploy supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, manufacturing execution systems (MES), Industrial IoT (IIoT) deployments, human-machine interfaces (HMI), and other manufacturing and process-based applications.

Ignition is written in Java and uses the language across its gateway, client, and edge installations and in its extensive library of core and third-party software modules. Ignition takes advantage of multiple features that were added to the Java SE standard in Java 9 and Java 11.

“We wanted to provide Ignition users and developers with a fully supported, open-source Java development and runtime platform that is continuously up to date,” said Carl Gould, co-director of software engineering at Inductive Automation. “By adopting Zulu Embedded and teaming with Azul, we can ensure that our customers always have access to secure, certified, and tested builds of Java that have been fully integrated into our Ignition platform.”

“As embedded OEMs, ISVs, and IoT pioneers look to the future, they need a trusted Java partner who is dedicated to supporting the Java runtime for embedding and distribution,” said Scott Sellers, Azul Systems president and CEO. “By teaming with Azul, our embedded partners gain access to an experienced team 100% focused on Java, access to the full breadth of Java SE versions with long-term support, and flexible, hassle-free business terms.”

About Zulu Embedded

Zulu Embedded builds of OpenJDK are certified, tested, multiplatform builds of the OpenJDK source that meet the standards for Java SE versions 11, 8, 7, and 6. Support is available for 32- and 64-bit x86, Arm, and PowerPC processors plus 64-bit SPARC CPUs. Zulu Embedded supports all major versions of Linux plus Windows, macOS, Solaris, and QNX. Ideal for embedded and IoT-related products, Zulu Embedded offers extended product support lifetimes required for industrial, automotive, and other multi-year implementations.

For additional information regarding Zulu Embedded, or to download free evaluation builds of Azul’s embedded Java platform, visit To learn more about Inductive Automation and the Ignition software platform, visit

About Azul Systems

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Azul Systems, the industry’s only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), builds fully supported, certified standards-compliant Java runtime solutions that bring the power of Java to the enterprise, cloud, and embedded/IoT. Zing is a JVM designed for enterprise Java applications and workloads that require any combination of low latency, high transaction rates, large working memory, and/or consistent response times. Zulu is Azul’s certified, freely available open source build of OpenJDK with a variety of flexible support options, available in configurations for the enterprise, cloud, as well as custom and embedded/IoT devices. For additional information, visit

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