Performance enhancements on the horizon

I'm pretty excited about the potential for reductions in queries in these tickets:

  • #4543 (hopefully 1.8.9) will add more consitent entity cache usage
  • #4290 will add a similar metadata cache and populate it very efficiently when entities are loaded. I'd like to squeeze this in 1.8.x, but may not happen
  • any others I'm missing?

Caching across requests: I've started to think about a rewrite of the memcache system, with short term goal of fixing #3018 but also allowing different and even layered storage: APC, shared mem, or even files (an option on shared hosts). Some decisions to make here, but I'm motivated here.

Performance and Scalability

Performance and Scalability

If you've got a need for speed, this group is for you.