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Azul Platform Prime
Formerly Zing

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What is Azul Platform Prime?

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"…

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What is Azul Platform Prime?

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"…

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Azul Platform Prime?

A Java platform that aims to cut infrastructure costs in half.

Azul Platform Prime boosts the performance and scalability of the user's Java ecosystem with an optimized runtime that maximizes performance while driving down infrastructure costs. From big data to payment processing, the demand of today’s advanced applications creates untenable infrastructure costs for the enterprise. Azul Platform Prime transforms the economics of deploying these applications in the cloud, with the goal of driving down costs to enable competitive advantage. With Azul Platform Prime’s C4 Collector, users can run two to five times more transactions through the infrastructure—without pauses, jitters, or timeouts. - Get more transactions from the same hardware and accelerate Java performance, even as loads increase. - Slash capital expenses for servers, cut operating expenses for cloud services (with no over-provisioning), and drive continuous value. Maintain consistent response times, reduce system stalls, and provide better services— with less infrastructure.

The vendor's value proposition:

  • Performance - Get more transactions from the same hardware and accelerate Java performance, even as loads increase.
  • Savings - Slash capital expenses for servers, cut operating expenses for cloud services (with no over-provisioning), and drive continuous value.
  • Happy users - Maintain consistent response times, reduce system stalls, and provide better services—all with less infrastructure.

Azul Platform Prime Features

  • Supported: Support for Eclipse Temurin builds
  • Supported: Access to stabilized builds (security-only)
  • Supported: Out-of-cycle critical fixes
  • Supported: SLA for quarterly updates (guaranteed access)
  • Supported: Patent and non-contamination indemnifcation
  • Supported: Features enhancements (e.g. FIPS 140-2, MIPS support, Monotype fonts)
  • Supported: Tiered support services (Standard, Premium, Platinum)
  • Supported: Optimized OpenJDK build with higher throughput and carrying capacity
  • Supported: C4 pauseless garbage collector for nearly any size heap (1GB to 8TB)
  • Supported: Hyper-optimized Falcon JIT compiler (LLVM)
  • Supported: ReadyNow! warmup accelerator
  • Supported: System tools to optimize performance on older Linux versions
  • Supported: Cloud Native Compiler to offload JIT compilation

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The Java platform for the Modern Cloud Enterprise.

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Azul Platform Prime Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

GraalVM, Oracle Java SE, and IBM Semeru Runtime are common alternatives for Azul Platform Prime.

Reviewers rate Performance and Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.3.

The most common users of Azul Platform Prime are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Azul Platform Prime is a highly optimized JVM and elastic runtime that breaks traditional Java scale barriers and provides applications with improvement in Java responsiveness, scale, and throughput. We use it for Java based applications which have enhanced scalability and reliability needs
  • Scalability
  • Cloud native security
  • reliability
  • higher throughput
  • newer vulnerabilities got added
  • Integration with Apache Hadoop should show errors more clearly
  • Integration with Apache Spark also need errors defined more clearly
I had a few hiccups when integrating Azul Platform Prime with Apache Hadoop and Spark but other than that it is an excellent solution
Good features, Higher throughput, improved security
Kailas Andhale | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I couldn’t see much impact on performance, but I saw after moving to Azul Zing, GC logs started flooding my console, even after taking proper care. Also the support from Azul team during initial days was highly poor. Even now, the support is average as my team faced issues, they were not so satisfied with the support.
  • Costing
  • Support
  • GC logging
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.
  • Reduced infra cost than Oracle
It’s just average, same as other providers. Rather High CPU usage spikes are seen sometimes and also CPU and memory usage is increased for same throughput
Support was way too poor during initial time. Now it has become average.
Oracle was costlier whereas OpenJDK had less frequent updates. Azul was average of both of them, so it was choosen.
Keith Sader | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Azul Prime to reduce latency and increase EC2 instance efficiency withing a real time bidding platform. Speed is life for any real time system and any ad serving platform and we're looking to extract any efficiencies we can.
  • JVM memory allocation and garbage collection
  • Developer monitoring tools
  • Customer support
  • Cloud level payments. This was a manual process for us and them.
  • Provide either default Docker containers for applications or Amazon AMIs
  • Add some hands-on training courses for their dev tooling.
Azul helped use reduce and more efficiently use our AWS EC2 resources. We approached them in Q3 of 2021 with the goal of reducing our overall latency on the JVM 8 platform. They managed to do that for us in such a way that we could expand our options within EC2 for machine architectures and take advantage of additional resources on existing infrastructure that OpenJDK could not at that time. I'd recommend the platform for teams that are looking to focus on their business problems and not wanting to allocate engineering staff to be full time JVM engineers. I'd also recommend them for companies that have a large extant JVM systems that want a fairly easy way to optimize their current systems without entire rewrites.
  • Improved stability during our seasonal busy period
  • Increased efficiency of AWS EC2 resources - we could use all of the memory on the machines
  • Took the JVM optimization burden off of the engineering staff.
Azul has better JVM garbage collection on machines with huge amounts of memory that the OSS version of Java doesn't handle.
Prime support has been responsive in helping us tune our JVM parameters and diagnose any lingering Java resource issues.
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