Azul Systems´ Zulu Enterprise 100% open source Java platform based on OpenJDK has been deployed by Microsoft´s Azure team as the Java runtime for cloud services delivery applications, including building and supporting Windows-based internal configuration services and external data services using Azul´s open source Java platform, the company said.
Cloud services delivery comprises an important set of use cases, as Microsoft uses Azure infrastructure for other cloud-based services, from Azure SQL Database and Azure DocumentDB to Power BI, Microsoft Intune and more.
Azul Systems and Microsoft have been working together since 2013 on Java-based initiatives to bring open source Java to the Azure community and to Microsoft services running in the cloud. This work is visible across Microsoft´s cloud portfolio, including leveraging OpenJDK for Azure SDKs and Zulu support in Microsoft´s 3rd party tooling for Java developers. Through this collaboration, Java developers globally have been able to access a high-quality foundation for their Java implementations safe in the knowledge that their mission-critical apps will deploy and run smoothly on the Azure cloud platform.
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 is Azul´s certified, freely available open source build of OpenJDK with a variety of flexible support options, available in configurations for the enterprise as well as custom and embedded systems.