Magento 2.1.6 Release Includes Better Caching and Faster Load Times

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Magento has released Magento Enterprise, Enterprise Cloud and Community Editions 2.1.6 which include new features and over 15 significant performance enhancements.

magento_logo.pngMagento’s 2.1.6 Edition includes important enhancements, especially for operations that involve the category page and image resizing. Highlights for the new release include:

  • Improved performance of the Category page
    • loading configurable products from the database is up to 5x faster
    • price calculations are up to 3-5% faster
    • stock validation is up to 20% faster 
  • Optimized image resizing
    • image resize operations performed from the command line interface now generate images of all sizes and image resize operations from the Admin have been fixed
    • significant decrease in the number of file system operations when processing images on frontend
    • caching of image metadata is up to 50% faster 
  • Improved performance of layered navigation
    • layered navigation is now up to 3% faster due to the caching of attribute options 
  • Minimized indexing operations after product import

You can read the full description of enhancements here.

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If you’re still debating making the switch to Magento 2.1, these performance enhancements should make your decision a little easier. Our team of certified Magento 2 developers can help you upgrade your site from Magento 1.x, migrate you from another ecommerce platform, or build an entirely new store. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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