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Azul Systems' Innovations Cement Leadership as Java Runtime Technology Provider

Company's Mission to Develop Technology to Suit Today's Critical Business Needs Characterizes Decade-Long History (November 08, 2011)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today shares the important attributes that have characterized the company's decade-long success: specifically, Azul's ability to develop innovative Java technology targeting the new world of business that demands more application processing power and memory, increased IT efficiency, and higher developer productivity. With this attribute firmly in place, Azul claims its place as the industry-leading provider of high-performance Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) and Java runtime scalability solutions -- now and well into the future.

Azul Innovations Continue to Guide the Advancement of Java Technologies
While Java itself is the most popular programming language in the enterprise today, runtime issues still exist and pose real challenges for IT organizations trying to scale mission-critical applications. With conventional JVMs practically limited to using just a few gigabytes of memory (e.g. less than 4GBs) due to the impact of "stop the world" garbage collection pauses, IT organizations are struggling to make effective use of modern x86-based server resources. In essence, running large-scale enterprise Java applications on these servers is like having a high-speed computer with dial-up Internet access.

Azul's innovative Zing JVM addresses today's Java deployment needs, enabling IT organizations to continue to leverage the productivity and innovation of the Java language while also meeting the runtime scalability and response time consistency today's dynamic businesses demand. Billed as the best JVM for Linux, the recently announced Zing 5.0 is the industry's only JVM to overcome Java's memory scalability and performance barriers to deliver guaranteed predictability and pauseless execution for Java-based applications -- all while achieving the highest sustained throughput in the industry. For ecommerce and high-volume websites in particular, this means faster feeds, better performance and, most importantly, a better overall customer experience.

"We have created a world-leading SaaS transaction processing system for car parking and road tolling," said Philip Haynes, CTO, Mercurien, Ltd. "Azul's Zing JVM technology makes it possible for us to use Java for this high-performance application to process traffic volumes for major cities at a market-changing price point. Per day, our system processes hundreds of terabytes of vehicle imagery and millions of GPS records to then generate millions of transactions. This requires 100GB+ heap sizes and sustained multi-core throughput simply not possible with other JVMs. Our clients are telcos and state transport authorities who demand processing scale. The Zing JVM allows us to economically deliver our systems built using Java."


"As a longtime user of Azul's Vega appliances, we are excited about Zing as it allows us to expand the number of environments in which we can utilize Azul's unique Java technology," said Giovanni Margarito, head of Operations and Production, Groupe Mutuel. "We are looking at additional applications that can be improved by applying Azul's Zing JVM."

Measurable Company Success
Indeed, today's business needs combined with Azul's innovations in JVM and Java runtimes have kept the company's technology in high demand over the years, as reflected in Azul's steady growth. At the end of its latest completed fiscal year, for example, Azul announced that it had achieved the highest bookings and revenue in its history, up 117 percent and 91 percent, respectively, as compared with the previous fiscal year.

Aside from significant success in bookings and revenue, Azul has also attained growth across all the major industry verticals, including financial services, insurance, telecommunications and retail, with new and repeat business in some of the world's largest companies. Azul's partner ecosystem has enjoyed marked growth as well, expanding its ability to sell products and services globally. Azul currently has 35 distributor and reseller partners worldwide.

This growth and technology innovation has been recognized by the industry's experts. Gartner recently selected Azul as one of five "Cool Vendors in Application and Integration Platforms," furthering Azul's credibility as a go-to vendor for JVM and Java runtime technology. The company was also recently honored by the Java community by electing Azul to a seat on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP).

"For more than 10 years, we have pioneered numerous industry firsts, extended our technology leadership position, and evolved our products as needed to meet the high demands of a changing business landscape. That kind of dedication to innovation makes Azul a standout within the Java community," said Scott Sellers, president and CEO, Azul Systems. "An unwavering attention to the business side of the company has proven to be equally important, and our efficient business model and strong financial backing have laid the solid groundwork for Azul's success in the years to come."

For additional information about Azul and the new Zing 5.0, please visit www.azulsystems.com. Read more about the latest Zing release at www.azulsystems.com/Zing_5_0.

About Azul Systems
Azul Systems delivers high-performance and elastic Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) with unsurpassed scalability, manageability and production-time visibility. Designed and optimized for x86 servers and enterprise-class workloads, Azul's Zing JVM is the only Java runtime that supports highly consistent and pauseless execution for throughput-intensive and QoS-sensitive Java applications. Azul's products enable organizations to dramatically simplify Java deployments with fewer instances, greater response time consistency, and dramatically better operating costs.

Copyright © 2011 Azul Systems, Inc. 1173 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1306 All rights reserved. "Azul Systems", "Azul Zing", "Zing", "Zing JVM" and the Azul logo are trademarks of Azul Systems, Inc. Java is a trademark of Oracle Corporation in the United States and other countries. Other marks are the property of their respective owners and are used here only for identification purposes. Products and specifications discussed in this document may reflect future versions and are subject to change without notice.

MEDIA CONTACT:

George Gould
VP Marketing
Azul Systems
(650) 230-6500
ggould@azulsystems.com

Ethan Parker
BOCA Communications
(415) 377-0978
azul@bocacommunications.com


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