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

Hazelcast Comms March 22, 2016

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

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, 2016Azul 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


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.

About Azul Systems


Azul Systems, the industry’s only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine

(JVM), builds fully supported, certified standards-compliant Java runtime solutions that help enable the

real time business. Zing is a JVM designed for enterprise Java applications and workloads that require

any combination of low latency, high transaction rates, large working memory, and/or consistent response

times. Zulu and Zulu Enterprise are Azul’s certified, freely available open source builds of OpenJDK with

a variety of flexible support options, available in configurations for the enterprise as well as custom and

embedded systems. For additional information, visit:

Azul Systems, the Azul Systems logo, Zulu, Zing and ReadyNow! are registered trademarks. Java and

OpenJDK are trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliated companies in the United States and

other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Media Contacts for Azul Systems:

Howard Green

VP Marketing

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