Azul Systems Delivers Best-in-Breed Solution for Ultra-Low-Latency Financial Systems

SUNNYVALE, CA, Apr 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — North American Trading Architecture Summit, NYC — Azul Systems, Inc., the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced a partnership with a leading-edge solution provider to deliver predictable performance in low-latency environments within the financial services industry.

In today’s highly competitive high-frequency and algorithmic trading markets, there is an ever-increasing demand for extremely low latency application response times while also maintaining high throughput. Trading, risk analysis & modeling, messaging platforms, and many other applications within the financial services industry consume tremendous amounts of real-time data that must be turned into immediate, actionable information. Application pauses, or performance “hiccups,” like those caused by Java garbage collection translate directly into missed opportunities and lost revenue. Azul’s Zing JVM delivers predictable performance and response time even under high load, and is especially well-suited for environments requiring very low latency.

Azul’s Zing is the industry’s only JVM that dramatically reduces the pauses caused by garbage collection for Java applications. In comparative testing of a messaging application, Zing reduced worst case response times by over 40x, and similarly for a trading application reduced response times by over 7x. By using Zing, latency-sensitive applications are able to realize their business and performance objectives simply by changing the JVM, with no changes to the application itself, therefore saving months of painstaking tuning and optimization work. Zing is a 100 percent Java-compatible JVM based on the Oracle HotSpot JVM, is simple to install, and requires no changes to the application code or operating system.

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