Azul has announced that its high-performance Java runtime, Azul Platform Prime, now supports 64-bit Arm architectures including AWS Graviton-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Together, this pairing allows customers to optimize cloud costs, and boost the performance of cloud-native applications, popular open-source technologies and Java-based frameworks.
Azul brings more than 20 years of leadership in the Java market and supports more versions of Java than any other vendor, including Oracle. Azul has long driven Java support for emerging hardware architectures, including leading the OpenJDK community effort (JEP 391) to add support for Apple Silicon Arm-based Macs, and now supports AWS Graviton2 and Graviton3 processors for cloud deployments.
Azul is expanding its leadership with cloud-native Java runtimes supporting 64-bit Arm architectures, delivering the best Java Virtual Machine (JVM) for AWS Graviton processors with Azul Platform Prime, and has earned an AWS Graviton Ready Program service validation.
According to the company, its extensive testing highlights significantly faster performance using Azul Platform Prime versus other OpenJDK offerings. Together, Azul Platform Prime running on AWS Graviton2 and AWS Graviton3 processors deliver improved price-performance and scale needed for cloud workloads.