ZGC: The Next Generation Low-Latency Garbage Collector

Oracle Developer Live Java 2020

ZGC is a low-latency garbage collector that can handle terabyte-sized heaps without pausing for more than a few milliseconds. This talk will give on overview of ZGC, what it is, when to use it, and how to get started using it. We’ll also peek under the hood to better understand how ZGC actually works, highlight some of the many improvements made to it since its introduction in JDK 11, and finally look at the roadmap for ZGC development going forward.