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Hazelcast Teams with Azul Systems, Certifies Zing for Demanding In-Memory Enterprise Workloads

Latest version of Hazelcast Enterprise provides support for Azul’s highly scalable Java runtime

March 22, 2016

News Highlights:
• Azul Zing is certified and supported in Version 3.6 of Hazelcast Enterprise
• When deployed with Zing, Hazelcast deployments gain performance, capacity, and operational efficiency within the same capital infrastructure
• Zing eliminates Java’s stalls and glitches, improving the end-user experience and increasing in-memory performance

SUNNYVALE and PALO ALTO, Calif., March 22, 2016 — Azul Systems (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced an alliance with Hazelcast, the leading provider of operational in-memory computing. Azul and Hazelcast have been enhancing their products for many years in order to support demanding in-memory workloads. Hazelcast’s formal support for Zing®, Azul’s uniquely scaleable Java Virtual Machine (JVM), makes it even easier for enterprises to build and deploy memory-based webscale Java applications. Together, Hazelcast and Azul Systems will extend their existing success in latency-sensitive domains including financial services, ecommerce, online gaming, and real-time advertising networks.

The combination of Hazelcast plus Zing delivers compelling benefits to the enterprise. Beyond helping IT and DevOps teams leverage existing Java tools, technology and skillsets, Azul and Hazelcast greatly extend the operational lifetime and capacity of existing memory-intensive applications. In one recent example, a system that was constrained by a legacy Java Virtual Machine (JVM) could only support 40,000 line items, but was extended to support 1,500,000 in-memory catalogue entries simply by deploying Zing and with no change to the application – greatly improving the end-user experience and driving incremental sales within the same infrastructure.

Greg Luck, CEO of Hazelcast, said: “By combining the two technologies from Hazelcast and Azul, enterprise Java applications benefit from increased availability, enhanced performance and ultra-scalability. Both companies are innovators in the field of Java, and by working together we have created a solution which provides developers and DevOps teams with a very powerful and compelling platform.”

Scott Sellers, CEO of Azul Systems, said: “Zing plus Hazelcast is a very natural pairing. Today we support many of the same customers and similar use cases. By teaming with Hazelcast we help enable our shared customers to drive more revenue through enhanced capacity and a better end-user experience.”

Hazelcast provides a highly resilient and elastic memory resource to all applications, while supporting more production environments than any of its competitors. Its operational in-memory platform is written in Java, and is available in both Enterprise and community (open source) editions. The platform provides a high-speed, highly available and elastic cluster of memory servers that can be sized on-the-fly to match the changing needs of an application at webscale. Storing data in Hazelcast is as robust and flexible as storing it on disk with all the speed of keeping it in-memory. Hazelcast and Azul’s technologies are compliant with Java SE as well as Java EE, making it simple to deploy for large systems based upon Tomcat, Spring, and other top-tier frameworks and application servers.

To pilot Hazelcast with Zing in your operation, contact either Hazelcast or Azul Systems.

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