Microsoft buys jClarity to boost Java on Azure

Better performance, increased Java community engagement are the goals

Paul Krill Aug 20th 2019 A-A+

With its acquisition of Java support services company jClarity, Microsoft is making a play to optimize Java workloads on its Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft calls jClarity the leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, which provides free, open source OpenJDK binaries. Microsoft has been a sponsor of AdoptOpenJDK, which has provided binaries for both Windows and Linux.

The jClarity team is well-versed in the JVM and has helped customers optimize Java applications while also being active in the Java open source community, Microsoft said in a statement.

Usage of Java at Microsoft has grown in the last few years. Large-scale Java deployments include the AzureHDInsight analytics service and Minecraft.

Microsoft buys jClarity to boost Java on Azure

Better performance, increased Java community engagement are the goals

Paul Krill

With its acquisition of Java support services company jClarity, Microsoft is making a play to optimize Java workloads on its Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft calls jClarity the leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, which provides free, open source OpenJDK binaries. Microsoft has been a sponsor of AdoptOpenJDK, which has provided binaries for both Windows and Linux.

The jClarity team is well-versed in the JVM and has helped customers optimize Java applications while also being active in the Java open source community, Microsoft said in a statement.

Usage of Java at Microsoft has grown in the last few years. Large-scale Java deployments include the AzureHDInsight analytics service and Minecraft.