Azul Systems releases new version of Zing, offers optimizations for Apache Cassandra

Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems (Azul) has just announced that it has made generally available a new version of its Java Virtual Machine, Azul Zing.

Zing release 15.09 includes specific optimizations for Apache Cassandra, the open source distributed NoSQL database, along with a set of other performance enhancements. Zing 15.09 also adds full support for Docker.

Azul also announced the availability of images on Amazon AWS integrating Zing 15.09 with Linux distributions like Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Amazon Linux and Ubuntu.

apache_cassandra“Like many Java-based applications, the performance and latency profile of Apache Cassandra can be impacted by Java garbage collection and other Java runtime issues,” said Matt Aslett, research director, data platforms and analytics, 451 Research. “Azul’s Zing JVM provides a compelling alternative to the constant performance tuning and complex workarounds required with other JVMs.”

Scott Sellers, CEO of Azul Systems, said:

“We are pleased to announce Zing release 15.09, which has many improvements in performance and full support for Docker containers. This new Zing release shows significant performance improvements for many Java applications, and we are particularly enthusiastic about the optimizations made for Apache Cassandra, beating legacy JVMs on throughput by up to 25% and slashing worst-case latencies by up to 50x. By providing the industry’s best Java runtime for Cassandra plus more flexible development and deployment options via Docker, we continue to extend our lead with Zing where stable, predictable Java performance is essential.”

Zing release 15.09 is available immediately.

Meanwhile, the number of companies making use of Azul Zing is growing, with Forex Electronic Communication Network (ECN) Spotex being the latest to deploy the solution.

To view the official announcement from Azul Systems, click here.

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