Azul Systems Joins Eclipse Foundation

Azul Systems has joined the Eclipse Foundation to bring Open Source, multiplatform Java SE to the developer community and the IoT.

Announcement 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.

Azul Systems (Azul), has joined 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

Complete, certified builds of Zulu, Azul’s build of OpenJDK, are available:

If you’re at IoT World this week, 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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