Azul Zulu: OpenJDK for Azure
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Java Virtual Machine represents a key foundational technology at the heart of the Java industrial ecosystem. OpenJDK remains the central open source project from which most Java Virtual Machines and additional Java tools emanate, In September 2013, Azul Systems announced the Zulu effort jointly with Microsoft OpenTech, with Zulu joining Zing as JVM offerings from Azul. Zulu is an integrated component available when building Azure cloud VMs.
In this presentation, Matt brings a mostly Microsoft audience up to speed on Java. He covers the history and milestones that outline the saga of Java since its invention. He also provides a novel viewpoint of the Java Virtual Machine as the core of the Java universe with six different point cuts across factors like Java code transformations, life cycle, platforms, editions, and vendors. Matt then explains Zulu, a new OpenJDK distribution built by Azul for use on Azure and other Windows platforms. He shows how Zulu in its first release supports garden variety application workloads same as other common JVMs, but with direct integration into the Azure platform configurator.
Matt Schuetze is the Director of Product Management at Azul Systems. He is responsible for managing requirements and charting product roadmaps for the Zing and Zulu product families.
Matt worked through the ranks at software companies Compuware and Micro Focus, from staff developer, to team lead, to development manager, to product manager. Since joining Azul, he contributed heavily to the implementation of the Zulu open source offering, including its global product launch in January 2014. He also regularly speaks at Java User Groups, including the NY Java SIG.
He has a Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering from MIT, and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Michigan.
RSVP by going to http://hjug04292015.eventbrite.com/ We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order. Since there may be a large turnout, please only RSVP if you're certain you'll be coming.
Meeting Location: PROS
Houston, TX 77002
Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin on the 7th floor, taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the left just before you reach the elevator bank.
Meeting Sponsor: Azul Systems
Azul Systems, the industry's only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), builds fully supported, standards-compliant Java runtime solutions that help enable the real time business. Zing® is a JVM designed for enterprise Java applications and workloads that require any combination of low latency, high transaction rates, large working memory, and/or consistent response times. Zulu® is Azul's freely available 100% open source JVM based on OpenJDK. Zulu Enterprise offers 24x7x365 commercial support provided by Azul's world-class support team.
Azul is a venture-backed company founded in 2002. Based in Sunnyvale, California, it has offices around the globe, including the US, EMEA and APAC and has extensive partner and reseller networks in EMEA and Eastern Europe. Azul's first products, launched in 2005, were packaged as hardware appliances (i.e. Vega 1, 2 & 3). In 2010 Azul shipped its first pure software-based Java runtime, Zing and added Zulu in 2013.
About our venue sponsor: PROSWe aren't your run-of-the-mill software company. We're true to our word. When we say your success is our number one priority, we mean it. We'll work side-by-side with you to deliver on every promise every time. At PROS, we don't just see ourselves building software. We see ourselves as building blocks in our customers' success stories.
Our Core Values:
- Ownership - We take responsibility.
- Passion - We love what we do.
- Pride - We accept only the best.
- Trust - We can be counted on.
- Integrity - We do what's right.
- Innovation - We create possibilities.
- Customer Centricity - We put our customers first.
Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win
- JetBrains has donated one IntelliJ license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting if we have 30 attendees, two if we have 50 or more
- Hello2Morrow has donated a SonarGraph Personal license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting
- Headway Software has donated a license of the new Structure101 Studio
- CoderGears has donated licenses of their product JArchitect
- SemanticMerge has donated a one year license of their product to one lucky winner, and another to the speaker.
Meeting sponsored by Structure101 for Tangle free software.