Configure WebSphere Commerce to use WebSphere eXtreme Scale for dynamic cache to improve performance and scale
jabohn 060000RDQ6 Visits (2015)
Did you know that you can use WebSphere eXtreme Scale as the dynamic cache implementation to improve your WebSphere Commerce site performance and scale? This combination has been supported for nearly a year now and many large web retailers already take advantage of the configuration. However, many others may not know just how easy it is to support this configuration. We now have an article available to demonstrate just how simple it is to update your configuration and gain immediate value from this powerful combination.
This step-by-step article recently published on our WebSphere eXtreme Scale wiki provides the easy to follow configuration changes with plenty of screen captures along the way. The article explains the "why" and "how" of this product combination as well as providing a summary of the tools that can be used to validate and monitor your configuration. Furthermore, the article serves as a consolidator of other articles and materials for more detailed information on the configuration options. Consider the article as a quick overview and then, if you want more detail, take a look at the reference material as you plan your own environment. For example, the article references another great source of information, the newly released IBM RedBook; Scalable, Integrated Solutions for Elastic Caching using IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale which provides detailed recommendations on tuning your configuration. Furthermore, it references an article published last year entitled Enhancing WebSphere Commerce performance with WebSphere eXtreme Scale which highlights the potential performance improvements for warm-up time, CPU utilization and disk I/O, etc... with a very practical, "apples to apples" comparison so that you can see the potential value.
Given that this only requires a few configuration changes, the wealth of information available on how and why to implement this configuration, and the compelling potential performance improvements ..... there really is no reason to delay. Give it a try!