Californian software company Azul Systems has enjoyed a year of growth, having within the last few months expanded its services globally, and engaged in strategic alliances to add its Zing Java Virtual Machine low latency solution further into the institutional trading business.
Today, Azul Systems has announced that it is building further on this and expanding its scope by launching a new low-latency solution, intended for existing and new customers with a requirement to deliver highly consistent latency-sensitive Java application performance.
The new product includes the company’s Zing Low-Latency Quick Start Service and Zing subscriptions with premium support. Quick Start Service is delivered by Azul’s professional services’ team, and these consulting services are intended to optimize both new and existing low-latency Java applications requiring peak latency outliers of single-digit milliseconds and below. The service is implemented in close partnership with developers, architects, test, operations and QA teams.
Realizing the importance of a stable runtime environment within high frequency and algorithmic trading systems, Azul Systems partnered with Rapid Addition, to enhance its elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) to offer financial services firms low-latency and jitter-free Java trading engines. The alliance comes on the back of client demand for increased transaction rates and consistent response times.
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Within algorithmic trading circles, Java is deployed within a variety of latency-sensitive, revenue-critical applications, as well as real-time wireless applications and social gaming.
According to Azul Systems, there is an increasing demand for high levels of overall application performance, as well as consistent, jitter-free operation. In many cases Java meets these demands, but intermittent Java-based performance stalls, glitches, and pauses – even at millisecond and below levels — can pose a risk to real-time business operations, impacting revenue, customer loyalty and developer productivity.
Highly-tuned, low-latency Java applications are the primary target of the new Azul offering. By replacing their Hotspot JVMs with Zing and utilizing Azul’s Quick Start expert consulting services, latency-sensitive applications with acceptable average latency can achieve peak latencies in the single-digit millisecond and below range. In addition to JVM tuning, Azul’s consultants will also ensure that production Linux servers are best configured for low-latency operation, thereby, eliminating the performance artifacts that improperly tuned systems can also inflict on even the best designed applications.
Scott Sellers, Azul Systems President and CEO, today made a corporate statement that “This new offering helps our latency-sensitive customers gain and sustain, the predictable performance they require to meet the demands of today’s real-time business. No other company can deliver a single, risk-free Java runtime plus the integrated services optimized for the needs of latency-sensitive businesses.”