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December 10, 2015

SLI Systems Deploys Azul Zing to Enhance its E-Commerce Offerings

News highlights:

  • Since the deployment of Zing, searches are twice as fast and total systems capacity has increased by 130%
  • Zing improves worst case query performance, establishing more consistent and faster response times for online customers
  • Zing eliminates the need for JVM tuning, allowing SLI Systems to allocate its developers to revenue generating projects

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and LONDON, UK, December 10, 2015Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Zing®, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed for systems that require consistent low latency and high throughput, is being deployed by SLI Systems (SLI), a worldwide e-commerce provider for internet retailers and B2B sites, to improve its query and response times, increase its systems capacity, and reduce developer time spent tuning and working around limitations of alternative JVMs. Since Zing has been integrated into SLI Systems’ infrastructure, searches are twice as fast and total systems capacity has increased by 130%.

SLI serves as many as 1 billion search queries each month over five continents and is the leading SaaS search provider to Internet Retailer Top 1,000 companies. It enables e-commerce sites to increase revenue by connecting their online and mobile shoppers with the products they’re most likely to buy. In essence, its technology provides the most relevant search results, navigation and product recommendations for site visitors.

Azul Zing is a unique JVM that enables e-commerce platforms to achieve significant improvements in scalability and throughput with consistent response times, especially important during unpredictable periods such as seasonal holidays. For e-commerce sites, Zing reduces shopping cart abandonment rates, makes product recommendation and pricing engines more effective and ultimately allows the customer to make more timely decisions.

Ashley Taylor, Software Architect at SLI Systems, said: “Zing provides e-commerce shoppers with a better on-line experience by reducing query and response times, and eliminating the detrimental effects of Java Garbage Collection. We have achieved these benefits while also increasing our total systems capacity by 130%, using much larger memory heaps without problematic GC pauses and without the need to constantly tune the JVM like we had to do before deploying Zing.”

Scott Sellers, President and CEO of Azul Systems, said: “Success in e-commerce is predicated on a consistently fast and responsive online platform. Shoppers demand richer content and rapid search and product recommendation capabilities, and Zing is proving itself to be the best JVM for e-commerce providers to meet these needs.”

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About Azul Systems
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 help enable the real time business. 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 as well as custom and embedded systems. For additional information, visit

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About SLI Systems
SLI Systems (SLI.NZ) enables the world’s leading e-commerce retailers to accelerate sales by connecting shoppers with the products they’re most likely to buy. With offerings that include site search, navigation, merchandising, mobile, product recommendations and user-generated SEO, SLI is the most chosen cloud-based site search provider to U.S. Internet Retailer Top 1,000 retailers. The company’s patented technology continuously learns from the actions of visitors to deliver the most relevant results possible. Whether via PC, tablet or phone, a site powered by SLI delivers the kind of satisfying search experience that increases conversion rates, secures brand loyalty and results in higher order values. SLI operates on five continents. For more information, visit