Azul Zing Review

I like the Pause-less JVM garbage collection on JVMs with heaps in the hundreds of gigabytes.


What is most valuable?

Pause-less JVM garbage collection on JVMs with heaps in the hundreds of gigabytes is the feature I find most valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

We use the Zing JVM to deliver Solr search capabilities to our clients. Without it, we would need a team of full-time engineers to continually shard and re-shard the indices so that small heaps are used to avoid pausing during garbage collection.

What needs improvement?

It is extremely expensive. It is the most expensive single product that our company consumes.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The Zing JVM, once installed properly and sized appropriately, is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's fantastic.

Technical Support:

It's top notch.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

All other solutions were open-source JVMs and none of them had the features of the Zing JVM.

How was the initial setup?

It is moderately complex, but the deployment documentation is done very well which simplified initial setup greatly.

What about the implementation team?

It was done in-house.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is a product that is expensive, but for this product almost certainly we get what we pay for.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other JVM on the market even comes close to competing with the Azul Zing.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you really need it, and if you do need it, it will save your life.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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