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June 14, 2012

Zing Gains Momentum by Delivering Competitive Differentiation for ISVs

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 14, 2012 — Azul Systems, Inc., the award-winning leader in Java runtimescalability, today announced that the number of global ISV solutions certified on Zing is expanding and more ISVs are now offering Zing as their bundled, default Java runtime or as a fully-supported upgrade for their enterprise deployments. Today Zing is bundled in software solutions ranging from hospitality and manufacturing to risk modeling and algorithmic trading – wherever response time consistency and large in-memory data structures are required for enterprise deployments.

Zing is a 100% Java-compatible JVM designed and optimized for Linux and x86 servers. Zing scales elastically based on real-time demands, allowing ISVs to develop Java solutions which can use hundreds of gigabytes of memory and dozens of virtual and physical cores available on today’s x86 servers. By leveraging the proven capabilities of the Zing runtime, ISVs can deploy their Java- or Scala-based solutions with larger, in-memory data structures and with greater response-time consistency.

Background: Today’s global ISVs are challenged to differentiate, deliver and support their Java-based solutions under increasingly stringent performance requirements and Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Despite the power and flexibility of the Java language, traditional Java runtimes have been slow to keep pace with infrastructure innovations as well as the rapid growth in resource capacities available in current x86 server technology. For ISVs to thrive and grow market share in this competitive and challenging environment, software vendors needs to leverage new and innovative technologies, such as Zing, which can improve their application runtime characteristic and allow ISVs to differentiate their solutions with additional features and functionality over traditional JVM-based applications.

Zing’s Advantages: ISVs now have a choice of JVMs when they deploy their Linux-based solutions on x86 commodity servers. Whether vendors are trying to increase their in-memory footprint, reduce application latency or eliminate response time outliers, Zing provides runtime advantages that can help ISVs address the changing needs of their customers:

  • Zing can meet the most stringent SLAs – Zing provides enterprise software vendors a 100% Java compatible JVM that is highly consistent and responsive enough for large, data-intensive and latency-sensitive applications that can meet the demand of enterprise loads in mission-critical deployments.
  • Most performant – Azul’s Zing is the industry’s only JVM that dramatically reduces application pauses and other performance artifacts caused by the garbage collection operations associated with all Java applications. In comparative real-world application testing, Zing reduced worst case response times by over 40x, and reduced average response times by over 7x, making existing applications more scalable and competitive.
  • Zing is versatile and deployment agnostic – Zing’s performance and sustained throughput are insensitive to changes in Java object allocation rates, application memory heap sizes, transaction rates, user loads and other application runtime metrics which can cause traditional JVMs to pause or “hiccup,” despite extensive tuning.
  • Zing enables application innovation – Zing-based deployments can handle dramatically larger in-memory data structures and provide lower application latencies than traditional JVMs, allowing ISVs to architect new memory-intensive functionality and support new lower-latency product use cases.

“Providing ultra-low latency trading solutions in a competitive market requires continuous performance optimizations,” remarked Hazem Dawani, OptionsCity CEO. “By integrating Zing as part of those ongoing efforts, our customers will see the benefits of a better Java runtime.”

“We have created the next generation machine-to-machine transaction-processing platform for a diverse set of customers,” said Philip Haynes, CTO, Mercurien, Ltd. “Zing allows us to deliver these high volume Java solutions on commodity x86 servers for customers in Telco, transportation, mobile and other latency sensitive industries.”

“Just as enterprises have accelerated the pace of their adoption of Zing, we have continued to enhance our ISV programs,” said Scott Sellers, Azul Systems president and CEO. “Our goal is to build upon this momentum within the ISV community by helping global software vendors develop, certify and deploy the next wave of Java-based applications enabled by the unique features and capabilities only available in Zing.”

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About Azul Systems

Azul Systems delivers high-performance and elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) with unsurpassed scalability, manageability and production-time visibility. Designed and optimized for x86 servers and enterprise-class workloads, Azul’s Zing is the only Java runtime that supports highly consistent and pauseless execution for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications. Azul’s products enable organizations to dramatically simplify Java deployments with fewer instances, greater response time consistency, and dramatically better operating costs.