Appeal Virtual Machines

Appeal Virtual Machines was a Swedish company created in 1998 by students from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. They were mainly known for their JRockit Java Virtual Machine.[1]

They were acquired in 2002 by BEA Systems,[2] who became part of Oracle Corporation in 2008.

As of 2010, some of the company founders still worked for Oracle.[3]


  1. "". Archived from the original on 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
  2. Thomas Risberg (2002-02-26). "BEA Acquires Appeal Virtual Machines, Makers of JRockit". Retrieved 2009-03-04.
  3. "Oracle JRockit: The Definitive Guide". June 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-07-15. Retrieved 2011-05-22. Marcus Hirt is one of the founders of Appeal Virtual Machines, the company that created the Java Virtual Machine JRockit. He is currently working as Team Lead, Engineering Manager and Architect for the JRockit Mission Control team ... Since 2008, he [Marcus Lagergren] works for Oracle on a fast virtualization platform

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