Java remains a key language in the cloud computing landscape. However, the path to optimisation can sometimes be challenging, with progress often accompanied by unexpected setbacks.

The good news is that there are strong options available - including from Azul - to help dreams of increased efficiency and reduced cost achieve reality. That's even against a wider economic backdrop of currency inflation and resource price rises - to name two factors - that raise the stakes for cost control.

With Azul Platform Prime, users can more easily reduce cloud costs across Java workloads and tackle top areas of cloud spend including:

  • Cloud integration and modernisation services.

  • Java application modernisation.

  • Cloud security and compliance monitoring.

  • Forrester confirmed 224% ROI for four customers who drove down capex AND opex.


A survey from S&P Global Market Research suggests that about one in four users pinpoint scale-up of Java workloads as a key driver of cloud cost blowout. Another 15% in the same 2022 survey said over-provisioning was a problem for them.

With Java Virtual Machine (JVM) based applications, when new service instances start, the warm-up time delays the instance’s ability to handle requests - so a pool of warmed-up services are often kept running in case of need. Of course, this can consume resources unnecessarily, resulting in waste and cost.

  • Drop Platform Prime straight in to replace a lower-performance platform.

  • ReadyNow warm-up elimination technology profiles and optimises all code compilations, including recording the code that has been generated. On startup of the application or service, the JVM uses the profile created to ensure code compilation and readiness before execution.

  • Enhance efficiencies across all applications running in Java, including slashing latencies associated with garbage collection (GC) up to heaps of 20TB and transaction throughput as well as warm-up time. For example, processing up to 40% more Kafka transactions per second.

  • Reduce node sizes in your cluster, the number of nodes, or both while complying with service level agreements (SLAs).


Azul's State of Java Report 2023 (download it FREE here) asked some 2000 users for their views; 98% confirmed use of Java, with 57% saying Java is a backbone of their applications and infrastructure.

We should also add that 95% of participants had been trying to reduce cloud costs in the previous year - 70% of the whole same said they're over-provisioned.

high share (80%) indicated impacts from the Log4Shell vulnerability in 2021, with few understanding their Log4j library locations and patch status (Azul has also addressed this, releasing Azul Vulnerability Detection in November 2022 - which can now also identify and inventory 'dead' and unused code for removal).


For customers with intensive Java workloads in need of high-performance, low latency and efficient memory management, Azul is the specialist provider of Java software development solutions, including JVM and the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). The focus is on delivering speed and reliability of Java applications in industry sectors from finance to telecoms, e-commerce, and beyond.

With the right solutions, there's no need to walk back from cloud, no need to return to the added cost and complexity of in-house hardware and compute. Give the team at QBS a call or click here to message us any time.

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