Azul Platform Prime vs. GraalVM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azul Platform Prime
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Azul Systems headquartered in Sunnyvale is exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). They build fully supported, standards-compliant runtimes that help enable Java-based businesses. Their services include Azul Platform Prime (formerly Zing), a JVM with "better behavior" enabling sustained performance, fast warmup and predictable latency without GC pauses, jitter or application timeouts. Zing can be deployed in an on-prem data center or on the Cloud.N/A
GraalVM
Score 9.1 out of 10
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GraalVM is a universal virtual machine for running applications written in JavaScript, Python, Ruby, R, JVM-based languages like Java, Scala, Groovy, Kotlin, Clojure, and LLVM-based languages such as C and C++. GraalVM removes the isolation between programming languages and enables interoperability in a shared runtime. It can run either standalone or in the context of OpenJDK, Node.js or Oracle Database. Oracle's GraalVM Enterprise is a multilingual virtual machine, which Oracle states…N/A
Pricing
Azul Platform PrimeGraalVM
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Azul Platform PrimeGraalVM
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsGraalVM Enterprise is an entitlement with Java SE Subscription at no additional cost.
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Azul Platform PrimeGraalVM
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Azul Platform PrimeGraalVM
Small Businesses
GraalVM
GraalVM
Score 9.1 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Oracle Java SE
Oracle Java SE
Score 8.4 out of 10
Oracle Java SE
Oracle Java SE
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Oracle Java SE
Oracle Java SE
Score 8.4 out of 10
Oracle Java SE
Oracle Java SE
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azul Platform PrimeGraalVM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(4 ratings)
9.1
(36 ratings)
Performance
8.6
(4 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
7.7
(29 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azul Platform PrimeGraalVM
Likelihood to Recommend
Azul Systems, Inc
If you want some low cost JDK provider where you need the frequent updates as well, you can go ahead for Azul Zing instead of OpenJDK. But if budget is not a concern, I would recommend going for some well known company such as Oracle. Also if you are using Azul for production, make sure to use it for Dev ENV too so as to reproduce issues.
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Oracle
Its well fit for the environment where applications are written in programming languages supported by GraalVM. It's [a] very powerful and reliable, high-performer Java Virtual Machine that provides the Java Development kit i.e JDK that has the ability to compile the Java apps ahead of time. Maintenance of this tool is simple and it [increases] the efficiency of the product since it requires few resources.
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Pros
Azul Systems, Inc
  • Improved real-time JVM
  • Cost effective
  • product support
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Oracle
  • Best performance of applications
  • High efficiency of applications
  • Reduced hardware requirements
  • Lesser consumption of resources
  • Universal support to multiple programming languages
  • Reduced size of applications
  • Creation of virtual images for testing on Android and iOS mobile operating systems
  • Creation of native images
  • Excellent support
  • Documentations are detailed enough to learn and use easily
  • Easy to use
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Cons
Azul Systems, Inc
  • Support
  • GC logging
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Oracle
  • It should be possible to use GraalVM EE to distribute native images of JavaFX applications for mobile platforms, especially for Apple platforms.
  • Native Images are a game changer. However, compiling complex applications can be a pain. Better support for an improved transition process are a must.
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Performance
Azul Systems, Inc
Azul has better JVM garbage collection on machines with huge amounts of memory that the OSS version of Java doesn't handle
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Oracle
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Support Rating
Azul Systems, Inc
Prime support has been responsive in helping us tune our JVM parameters and diagnose any lingering Java resource issues.
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Oracle
Like all Oracle tools, you can find a lot of documentation and also write down your questions in a forum. Sadly I don't see too many users so far but I hope it'll keep increasing and in a short period we will have more information and ofc issues fixed. So far, everything I needed I could find easily.
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Alternatives Considered
Azul Systems, Inc
Oracle was costlier whereas OpenJDK had less frequent updates. Azul was average of both of them, so it was choosen.
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Oracle
GraalVM is at the top when it comes to executing Java applications in terms of speed. With its amazing fast ahead of its time compiler it helps in reducing the startup time of the applications. Also, the overall performance of the product is increased and reduces the latency as well. It supports multiple languages such as Groovy, Ruby, Javascript, R, Python, Scala, Java, Clojure, and many more.
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Return on Investment
Azul Systems, Inc
  • A lot of OPEX savings
  • Easy annual license renewal subscription
  • Standard product usage since it is compatible across different Operating Systems.
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Oracle
  • Financial: Increased Java container count on the same hardware.
  • Performance: Decreased cold start time for container startup.
  • Training: Adopting GraalVM has a learning curve. This requires investment in time and resources. The benefits come through re-evaluating our current deployments for optimization.
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