The Web is an increasingly communal organism that provides a way for developers and creative professionals from all around the world to collaborate on projects that can, in some way, end up benefitting nearly everyone who uses the Internet.
Open source communities of developers help facilitate this kind of interaction, and as the technology evolves, this type of collaboration will become even more commonplace. This is likely why Azul Systems has announced that it was going to enhance its support of the Open Source community by making Zing JVM freely available to developers projects to use for development, qualification, and testing their projects.
Azul Systems is letting Open Source applications that support commodity x86 servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, CentOS, and/or Ubuntu Linux have full access to Zing, the company’s Java virtual machine, and all of its unique features and capabilities, including:
- Improved application responsiveness
- Reduced application latency
- Elimination of response time outliers
- Support for large, in-memory data processing
- Elastic scalability with memory heaps that grow or shrink to meet real-time demands
- Dramatically simplified application deployments
- Reduced customer total cost of ownership
- Accelerated time-to-market
- Improved production time visibility and runtime diagnostics
Zing JVM was built to give developers consistent Java performance and scalability, and putting it into the hands of Open Sources developers (for free, no less!) removes the bottlenecks often associated with Java runtime, while enabling application innovation in new markets, including in-memory computing and big data analysis.