Why We Called Our New JIT Compiler Falcon

Here at Azul, our primary focus is on figuring out how to make the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) as fast as possible. If you look at what the JVM does for Java application code there are three main areas of functionality, all of which affect the performance of applications:  Memory management (including the Garbage Collector)

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Java Performance Mythbusters

Java is the most popular application development platform on the planet, but that doesn’t always mean its simple to understand. Certainly not from the point of view of performance. Unlike most other platforms there is the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that introduces an additional layer between your application code and the physical machine on which

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4 Reasons Why Java is Still #1

It’s the start of 2016, which means that we’ve now finished the “20 Years of Java” celebrations. Actually, although the announcement about Java (and the HotJava browser, which did not enjoy quite the same success) was made publicly on May 23rd, 1995, the first official release of the JDK was on January 23rd, 1996. You

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What determines Java performance?

At the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) San Diego Software Symposium this weekend, Azul VM Engineer Douglas Hawkins answers this question. He is presenting 5 sessions, covering everything from concurrency issues and Java garbage collection to how the compiler makes decisions on how to optimize and de-optimize your code and even how to measure performance.

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Low latency Java in the real world – LMAX Exchange and the Zing JVM

Java hasn’t always been considered the best choice of language for low latency applications, but that’s changing fast. At QCon London this week, Mark Price (Senior Developer, LMAX Exchange) and Gil Tene (CTO, Azul Systems) jointly presented experiences and lessons learned from a long-term, real-world deployment of low latency Java. LMAX Exchange has been using

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Linxa Signs OEM Agreement with Azul Systems

Linxa, a provider of interconnect business optimization solutions to telecom carriers and operators, has signed an OEM agrrement with Azul to integrate Zing® into its telecom voice switch solutions to dramatically improve response time consistency and reduce maximum latencies to under 25 milliseconds. Linxa has developed a routing distribution algorithm that decreases interconnect costs by

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