Microsoft gets some jClarity on Azure Java workloads, swallows London-based firm

Microsoft has taken London-based jClarity in an effort to increase the performance of Java workloads in Azure.

We are pretty sure that somewhere, the brain of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer exploded, or he has a devil from a headache For everyone else, it is further evidence of the continuous changes in the Beast of Redmond

jClarity, founded by Martijn Verburg, Kirk Pepperdine and Ben Evans, has a product line designed to identify performance problems in Java cloud and local applications. . The company uses machine learning to look for memory losses in its Censum tool and performance problems in its Illuminate diagnostic engine.

The gang also provides commercial support for AdoptOpenJDK binaries, a direct replacement for the suddenly expensive Oracle / Java JDK.

Microsoft had already kicked the Big Red path a bit by grouping the Zulu Embedded open source Java team with SQL Systems 2019 from Azul Systems and moving Zulu for Azure to its cloud.

The acquisition of jClarity is further proof of Microsoft's acceptance of Java and open source as essential in the world of modern development. After all, with workloads like Minecraft running in your cloud, as well as those of other clients like Adobe and Daimler who need Java, optimization is essential.

And, of course, let's not forget that more than half of Azure's workload is now based on Linux.

The former jClarity executive director, Verburg (now principal engineering group director for Java at Microsoft) was understandably terribly excited about the turn of events.

He asked for patience from the community in which his company has depended on in the past, offering some peace of mind: "Don't worry, we're not going to leave in any way!"

While Microsoft stood firm on what it had paid for jClarity, it highlighted its sponsorship of the AdoptOpenJDK project since June 2018, aimed at creating OpenJDK binaries on different platforms, including Linux and Windows. ®

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