Zulu Embedded™: Open Source Java for Independent Software Vendors

  • Reduce Java licensing costs
  • Protect your IP
  • Simplify your customer deployment

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Why Choose Zulu Embedded for Your Software Solution?

With Azul Zulu Embedded, you can provide risk-free experiences to your customers. You get timely security updates, great Azul support, IP protection, and 100% Open Source Java across more platforms.

Shorter Sales Cycle

No need for your customers to deploy their own Java.

Reduce Compliance Risk

No dependency on Oracle.

Deploy to More Platforms

Unique support for native Alpine Linux, Solaris x86, as well as Linux, Windows and MacOS.

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Highly Secure

Protect your customers with Critical Security Updates (CPU) and from Open Source License Contamination.

Comparison Table for Various Vendors

Redistribution/Embedded JDK FeatureAzul ZuluOracle Java SERed Hat OpenJDKAmazon CorrettoAdopt OpenJDK
100% open source with no field of use restrictions
TCK Tested (Java SE compliant)
Patent Indemnification (IP grant to use JDK)
Certified non-contamination (through GPLv2 or other licenses)
Source code modified to eliminate contaminating paths
Indemnification against license contamination
Tiered embedded support (dedicated team)




SLA for quarterly updates
Commercial product enhancements (TLS 1.3, JFR, fonts)
Startup performance enhancements
OpenJFX (JavaFX), 32 and 64-bit
Headful & headless builds
Java 7 support
Native Alpine Linux (musl libc)
Solaris x86

What Do Other Software Vendors Say About Zulu Embedded?

“Our relationship with Azul began seven years ago when together we brought open source Java to Microsoft Azure. Azul is well-positioned to assist the Java community with building, migrating and scaling apps in the cloud.”

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Amanda Silver

CVP of Product for Developer Tools at Microsoft


“At Software AG, we have used Azul Zulu as well as other products for over a year, and we can say first hand that our customers have remained wholly satisfied with the quality of the Zulu JDK.”

Software AG

Dr. Gudrun Gelfand

Senior Director R&D at Software AG

“Azul provides a well-supported, reliable and secure Java JDK and runtime that we use in many of SAS Institute’s products and solutions. The satisfaction of thousands of SAS customers demonstrates the quality of the Zulu JDK and Azul as a great Java support partner.”

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Sam Penfied

SAS Product Manager

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