Californian Java runtime solutions developer Azul Systems, Inc. today announced that Zing, Azul’s high throughput, low latency Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and Zulu, Azul’s 100% open source build of OpenJDK, are now both certified with Red Hat’s business process management (BPM) and business rules management systems (BRMS) technologies.
Enterprises can now deploy Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite and Red Hat JBoss BRMS with Azul Java runtimes on multiple certified operating systems, including Windows and Mac OS with Zulu. Zing and Zulu are also certified on a variety of other Red Hat JBoss Middleware products, including Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP), Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, and Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization.
Azul’s Zing includes Azul’s unique C4 pauseless garbage collector that eliminates performance robbing stalls caused by Java garbage collection and can smoothly scale up to 1 TB of heap memory size.
Customers using JBoss BPM Suite or JBoss BRMS can take advantage of Zing to support larger and more complex in-memory rulesets, maintain higher sustained throughput (throughput while maintaining a given SLA), and provide highly consistent runtime execution. This allows companies to model more complex and real-time business processes, including regulatory compliance, customer service, eCommerce, supply chain and maintenance systems.
Azul’s Zulu is a Java SE standards compliant build of OpenJDK, the Java community project where Java is developed and evolved. When deployed on Zulu, JBoss BPM Suite and JBoss BRMS can leverage a common open source Java runtime across multiple platforms, from Windows and Mac to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Having a common Java runtime that spans development to deployment improves developer productivity, reduces QA test complexity, and speeds time to market, and with Zulu do so using an open source solution.
JBoss BPM Suite provides standards-based modeling, automation, simulation, and monitoring of business processes. It incorporates the capabilities of JBoss BRMS—a powerful, easy-to-use business rules management system—plus extensions for CEP that let businesses recognize and respond to events in real time from social networks, blogs, and more. These two systems help business and IT users collaborate to manage business logic and quickly modify procedures and policies as needed.
“Azul’s Zing and Zulu JVMs provide important choice and flexibility for our BRMS and BPM customers. With Zing, our customers can achieve enhanced scalability and improved runtime consistency, particularly for larger rulesets and datasets,” noted Mike Piech, general manager, Middleware, Red Hat. “Zulu gives our customers the ability to choose a standards compliant, open source Java runtime for a variety of operating systems, including Windows.”
“Zing and Zulu are now certified across a variety of Red Hat JBoss Middleware products, giving customers new high performance and open source solutions for everything from JBoss Data Grid to JBoss EAP to JBoss BPMS,” said Scott Sellers, president and CEO of Azul Systems. “Enterprises can now develop and deploy a wide array of business-critical Java applications leveraging both the high throughput, low latency Zing JVM and Zulu, our 100 percent open source, fully certified build of OpenJDK.”