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WebSphere Commerce FEP7: Caching search REST requests (updated FEP8)

With FEP7 a new REST service layer is deployed with WebSphere Commerce in a different EAR application to point to SOLR infrastructure directly without involve the BOD layer This architectural change allow us to start developing a different presentation layer

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Manage a custom servlet cache instance: configuration and invalidation

Most of the times in your baseCache instance falls several different types of cache entries: full pages, fragments, marketing command objects, policies. Based on the “Best practices for caching design and decisions“, those entries could be moved to a different

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Move Websphere Commerce cache instances to eXtreme Scale: baseCache configuration

As explained in the previous post about WXS, we have an eXtreme Scale + Websphere Commerce infrastructure ready to use for functional tests. In this post we move a step forward following the guidelines proposed in another developerWorks article Configure

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Move Websphere Commerce cache instances to eXtreme Scale: setup

To start playing with Websphere eXtreme Scale and Websphere Commerce as suggested on developerWorks, you could “improve” your Websphere Commerce Developer environment installing WXS and configuring a local grid. The goal is to apply the developerWorks tips to Websphere Commerce

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Invalidate catalog cache contents by events

Usually when you setup a new cache strategy, you initially choose to apply a time based invalidation policy for your entries. But starting from FEP5 if you are using search navigation and SOLR features, there is an interesting alternative. Defining

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Estimate memory needed for dynacache and Commerce data cache

To find out how much memory is used for cache it’s not a simple task. You should take several heapdumps under load, take into account disk offload, replication and see the total size of com.ibm.ws.cache.Cache just to start. Then estimate

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Is your Websphere Commerce cache configuration complete? (Oracle version)

How can I be sure I didn’t forget something on my dynacache and data cache configuration? Quite easy: if you missed cache entries on cachespec.xml or some configurations in the cacheinstances.properties, your DB will execute much more queries than expected.

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