OTTAWA, Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mizuho International, the London based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. has joined the Eclipse Foundation, the platform for open collaboration and innovation. Mizuho International joins Bosch, CA Technologies, Fujitsu, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP, and more than 275 other technology innovators as a Foundation member.

Through its membership, Mizuho International demonstrates its commitment to collaborative open innovation that solves complex technical problems and delivers broad economic benefits. Powered by participation, the Eclipse Foundation provides a global community of individuals and organizations with a commercially focused environment to drive rapid technology development and grow industry adoption.

Mizuho International understands that to be a leading financial institution providing global services to clients, it must also be a leader in technology where innovation and collaboration are embraced and actively encouraged. Jeff Mitchell, Executive Director, Core Innovation & Technology Teams, Mizuho International said, “Mizuho International has always championed a progressive approach to both the adoption and collaboration in core technologies to drive robust and efficient solutions in a complex financial landscape. This is evident in our initiation of, and contributions to, Open Source Software over the past 15 years. Our membership is especially pertinent with the move of Java EE from Oracle to the Eclipse Foundation allowing us to support and participate in the direction of Java as Jakarta EE. We see our membership of the Eclipse Foundation as strengthening this commitment and opening new opportunities for innovative solutions.”

“Jakarta EE will define the future platform for cloud native Java for enterprise-scale applications,” said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation. “The involvement of enterprises in the Jakarta EE open source collaboration, along with vendors, system integrators, and the community is vital. We are thrilled to have Mizuho International actively participating in this initiative.”

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About Mizuho International

Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International) is the London based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. With a primary focus on client based activities, its wide range of services includes sales and trading in both debt and equity securities, the underwriting of new issues and M&A advisory services. Mizuho International is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is a member of the London Stock Exchange and LCH.Clearnet Limited.

Mizuho International also has an office in Frankfurt, Germany and in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  www.mizuho-emea.com

For Mizuho International

Contact:

Gayle Rodrigues

gayle.rodrigues@uk.mizuho-sc.com

+44 207090 6213

For the Eclipse Foundation

Contact:

Lonn Johnston

lonn@flak42.com

+1 650.219.7764