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Azul Systems Launches Falcon, a New Just-in-Time Compiler for Java, Based on LLVM

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers , Victor Grazi Follow 8 Followers on  May 02, 2017 1

Azul Systems has today announced the immediate availability of Zing 17.03, with full support for Azul’s new Falcon just-in-time (JIT) compiler based on LLVM and designed to replace the C2 compiler used in prior versions of Zing, as well as in Oracle HotSpot and OpenJDK. Falcon is the first new production JIT compiler available for Java SE since C2 was introduced at JavaOne in 1997.

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Java 7 Reaches End of Life

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 6 Followers on  May 05, 2015 5

Oracle has ceased public availability of security fixes and upgrades for Java 7, urging users to migrate to Java 8 or to purchase commercial long-term support for Java 7.

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Azul ReadyNow! Seeks to Eliminate JVM Warm-up

by Victor Grazi Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 18, 2014

Azul Systems announces the release of ReadyNow! in the latest version of Azul's Zing runtime for Java. Includes a series of algorithms designed to obviate the need for "warming-up" the Java Virtual Machine.

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A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 30, 2013

On each day of the 3-day conference at the inviting environs offered at the Hyatt there was a jam-packed schedule of speakers, exhibits and activities that made for some difficult decisions as to which tracks and what happening to attend.

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Azul Systems and Gil Tene, CTO and Co-Founder, Named "JCP Member of the Year" at JavaOne

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  Oct 02, 2013

Azul Systems and Gil Tene have been named Java Community Process (JCP) Member of the Year at the JavaOne 2013 conference, held last week in San Francisco. The award recognizes the corporate or individual member who has made the most positive impact on the Java community in the past year.

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Azul Systems Releases Zulu, an OpenJDK Build for Windows Azure At JavaOne

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  Oct 02, 2013

Following an announcement of their partnership in July this year, Azul Systems and Microsoft Open Technologies have now release a GA version of Zulu for Windows Azure. Licensed under the terms of the GPLv2 open source license with the ClassPath Exception, Zulu is an OpenJDK-based JVM for Windows Server on the Windows Azure Cloud.

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Azul Systems release Zing Platform Edition for WebSphere Application Server

by Victor Grazi Follow 8 Followers on  May 17, 2013

Azul Systems, Inc. announced the launch of Zing Platform Edition with WebSphere. Zing PE integrates IBM WebSphere Applications Server (WAS) with an enhanced version of its Zing Java Virtual Machine.

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LMAX Exchange Getting Up To 50% Improvement in Latency From Azul's Zing JVM

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  May 07, 2013

Developers at the LMAX Exchange, an execution venue for trading FX established in the City of London in October 2010, have begun testing Azul's Zing JVM as a way of improving their already impressive response times and throughput rates.

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Azul Offers Free Zing JVM to Open Source Community Projects

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  Aug 06, 2012 1

Azul Systems have announced that they are making their pauseless Zing JVM freely available to Open Source developers and projects for use in development and testing.

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Azul Releases Open Source jHiccup Tool to Provide Response Time Analysis of the Java Run

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  Dec 13, 2011

Azul Systems have today announced the release of jHiccup, an open source tool designed to measure the pauses and stalls (or "hiccups") associated with an application's underlying Java runtime platform.

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Azul's Pauseless Garbage Collector Goes Native on Linux

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  Nov 08, 2011 2

Azul Systems have today announced Zing 5.0, eliminating their previous requirement for a hypervisor, and therefore bringing their pauseless JVM to unmodified 64-bit Linux for the first time.

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Azul Systems and Twitter Elected to the JCP Executive Committee, VMware No Longer Represented

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  Nov 03, 2011

Twitter and Azul Systems have been elected to serve on the JCP Executive Committee for Java SE/EE, on voting percentages of 32% and 19% respectively. Both firms have also joined the OpenJDK project. VMware is no longer represented.

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Azul’s Zing Elastic Java Runtime for x86 is Generally Available from Today

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  Oct 19, 2010 3

Azul’s Zing is generally available from today, bringing their highly-scalable Java architecture to x86-based servers. InfoQ spoke to George Gould and Gil Tene about the launch, performance figures and licensing costs.

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Azul Releases Zing: Software-based JVM Virtualisation/Elastic Runtime for x86

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  Jun 22, 2010 6

Azul Systems, makers of specialist hardware for running Java applications, have announced Zing, a Virtualised implementation of their hardware stack. Zing uses RedHat's KVM and VMWare's vSphere to target a wide range of operating systems and is optimised for Intel's latest x86

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Azul Systems To Open Source Significant Technology in Managed Runtime Initiative

by Charles Humble Follow 169 Followers on  Jun 16, 2010 1

Having just announced a record breaking quarter, Azul Systems are open sourcing a considerable part of their intellectual property under GPLV2, as part of a major new initiative to try and improve the performance of managed code on commodity platforms.

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