DataStax and Azul Systems Partner to Provide High-Performance Java Platform for Cassandra

Azul Systems, a provider of Java runtime solutions, and DataStax, which provides DataStax Enterprise (DSE) built on Apache Cassandra, have formed a partnership to allow DSE customers to leverage  Azul Zing. 

Supporting real-time deployments that need to leverage large in-memory datasets and caches, Zing is now a certified Java Virtual Machines (JVM) for DataStax Enterprise (DSE), and the companies say, in recent benchmark testing, DataStax deployed on Zing outperformed traditional SQL databases by an order of magnitude in both throughput and runtime consistency over conventional JVMs.

According to the companies, Zing is the best JVM for real-time Cassandra deployments, allowing Cassandra to operate more consistently by eliminating JVM-caused response time delays. With Zing, each Cassandra node can scale to use 1 TB of in-memory data while remaining capable of delivering maximum response times below 20 milliseconds.

Through this partnership DataStax customers will be able to provide low latency, real-time solutions for applications requiring in-memory data in the areas such as fraud detection, website personalization, payment systems and time-critical decision support.

“DataStax is the distributed database management of choice for enterprises and together with our partners we offer innovative solutions that complement our technology,” said Matt Rollender, vice president of Infrastructure and Ecosystem Development, DataStax. “We are pushing the envelope with Azul Systems by delivering an incredible boost in performance for JVMs.”

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