Azul to serve New Zealand via Chelmer reseller agreement

Azul Systems, the developer of Java runtime solutions, today announced that it has entered into a commercial resale partnership with Chelmer, an Auckland-based provider of software solutions for front and back office trading systems.

Through the agreement, Chelmer will provide its New Zealand financial services customers with access to Azul Zing, Azul’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM) which is specifically designed for systems demanding consistent low latency and high scalability.

Chelmer provides standalone infrastructure components in addition to the Chelmer Software Suite (CSS), a powerful, integrated, memory intensive Java application tailored to customer requirements. CSS is an end-to-end solution developed for stock broking, wealth management and prichelmervate banking firms or custodians.

However, because the application was implemented using a legacy JVM, when used in a financial institution with a large number of investor portfolios (i.e. 50,000+) certain business functionalities were unable to complete due to random Garbage Collection (GC) pauses – a common problem for applications that rely on JVMs other than Zing. To solve the problem, Chelmer deployed its application on Zing with the results highlighting a significant reduction in maximum pauses and an enhanced ability to consistently execute at higher loads.

Andy Robertson, Managing Director at Chelmer, said:

“Consistent Java performance is a business critical issue for many of our customers which is why we have teamed up with Azul. Azul Zing is seen by many as the de facto choice of Java runtime if you are looking to guarantee application performance and throughput. Now that we can deploy Azul’s technology we are able to further mitigate the risk of application downtime and inconsistent performance.”

“Chelmer and Azul are both recognized as pioneers in providing leading-edge technologies to the financial community,” said Scott Sellers, CEO and President of Azul Systems. “With our new resale partnership agreement in place, financial institutions in New Zealand, and across the Asia-Pac region, can realize the compelling business advantages that customers around the world are achieving with Zing.”

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