Database load balancing software provider ScaleArt announced support for automatic cache invalidation, which it calls the world’s first ACID-compliant caching mechanism for dynamic data.
According to the company, the feature increases website and app performance by making it safe to cache data that frequently changes. This goes for things like shopping cart and user profile information for ecommerce apps.
The software tracks data changes to invalidate a cache entry so outdated data isn’t served. The company says it also provides the ability to handle more workload, reducing page download speeds and increasing site performance while protecting data.
“ScaleArc’s auto cache invalidation capability was recently put to the test through an extensive evaluation program conducted by a leading eCommerce company,” said ScaleArc. “The company tested the feature across two query sizes, measuring the query-per-second (QPS) rate and response time both with and without ScaleArc’s database load balancing software. Throughout the testing, the company observed that response time with ScaleArc’s software increased 6x to 12x, depending on the query response size.”
“For any company conducting business online, poor website or application performance can result in users failing to complete a transaction or abandoning the eCommerce site all together,” added CEO Justin Barney. “With ScaleArc’s database load balancing software and automatic cache invalidation, companies can now cache data that was previously believed to be too risky to cache. By now making this data safe to cache, ScaleArc can bolster business for companies with dynamic data, by reducing their page download times and increasing their overall site availability.”
In addition to shopping cart data and user profile data, ScaleArc says Financial data is a predominant use case for auto cache invalidation.
The load balancing software is available for SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle. More here.
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