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Solid Cache: A disk backed Rails cache

A disk cache can hold much more data than a memory one. But is it fast enough?

At @37signals they built Solid Cache, a database backed ActiveSupport cache, to test this out. Running in production on hey.com, they now cache months' rather than days' of data.

The result: emails are 40% faster to display and it costs less to run.

Links:
https://rubyonrails.org/
https://github.com/rails/solid_cache
https://dev.37signals.com/solid-cache/

#RailsWorld #RubyonRails #SolidCache #database #ActiveSupport

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