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Azul Systems Joins Eclipse Foundation

Brings Open Source, Multiplatform Java SE to Developer Community and the IoT

May 12, 2015

News highlights:

  • Azul to work with industry and academic partners at the Eclipse Foundation to deliver open source Java development and runtime solutions for the IoT.
  • Azul to provide the Eclipse community with new options that will speed time to market, reduce component costs, and increase developer productivity.
  • Azul to play a key role in establishing open source Java as the platform for IoT.

Internet of Things World, San Francisco, Calif., May 12, 2015Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced its membership in the Eclipse Foundation, bringing over a decade of Java knowledge and expertise to multiple open source community projects. Working collaboratively with other members of the Eclipse community, Azul will provide developers with access and insight into Zulu® and Zulu Embedded, Azul’s fully commercialized, 100% open source builds of OpenJDK.

As a Solution-level member of the Eclipse Foundation, Azul will be actively participating in the Eclipse Foundation’s IoT working group. Azul’s latest open source offering, Zulu Embedded, provides developers and manufacturers in the embedded, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) markets with a robust, flexible open source alternative to traditional embedded Java implementations. Zulu Embedded is particularly relevant to organizations that require customizable, multiplatform, reduced-footprint, and standards compliant Java SE runtimes and development solutions. Launched in March 2015, Zulu Embedded is already installed in over 2 million devices worldwide.

Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director at the Eclipse Foundation, said: “Azul Systems is 100% focussed on Java and Java runtime technology which supports our objective of establishing a Java platform for IoT, targeted at connecting and managing devices. The expertise it brings to the community will encourage developers to harvest the productivity benefits of Java and accelerate the widespread adoption of the language throughout the IoT.”

Scott Sellers, President and CEO of Azul Systems, said: “We’re delighted to become members of the Eclipse Foundation. As the world’s most popular programming language, Java is a natural fit for developers targeting the plethora of devices and environments across the IoT.  By working closely with the Eclipse community, together we can broaden the use of Java and open source solutions and help accelerate cost-effective innovation across the IoT.”

Zulu Embedded is available immediately for a wide variety of operating systems, hardware platforms and Java versions 6, 7, and 8. To learn more about Zulu Embedded, and to request support plan pricing, visit www.azulsystems.com/products/zulu-embedded.

Complete, certified builds of Zulu, Azul’s build of OpenJDK, are available as free downloads from the Azul website (www.azulsystems.com/products/zulu/downloads), Azul’s apt-get and yum repositories on repos.azulsystems.com), the Microsoft Azure Cloud (azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/?term=zulu), and via the Docker Hub (Docker search keyword zulu-openjdk –registry.hub.docker.com/search?q=zulu-openjdk).

IoT World attendees: Meet the Azul team at Booth 114 at the Moscone Center. The show opens at 8:30 AM May 12, 2015.

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About Azul Systems
@azulsystems
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: www.azulsystems.com.

Azul Systems, the Azul Systems logo, Zulu and Zing are registered trademarks, and ReadyNow! is a trademark of Azul Systems Inc. Java and OpenJDK are trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools, and runtimes for building, deploying, and managing software across the lifecycle. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities, research institutions, and individuals extend, complement, and support the Eclipse Platform. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at http://www.eclipse.org.

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