Redis Caching mechanism is now available on all VARStreet eCommerce stores

Published on 10-05-2022 | Product Team

VARStreet has implemented Redis caching across all its stores to boost site performance.

VARStreet Inc. has been offering one-of-a-kind eCommerce stores for IT & Office supplies VARs since 1999. Its eCommerce platform has built-in integration with a variety of distributors for real-time price and inventory, making it the most preferred option for VARs looking to launch their online store. It also has a sophisticated quoting and CRM module at the back end, and hence providing the #1 business management solution for VARs in US & Canada.

As more and more VARs are taking the online route, VARStreet has introduced caching framework to ensure high availability and performance on its stores. They have implemented it using Redis, an open-source engine, commonly referred to as the "Most Loved" database by Stack Overflow. Redis, acronym Remote Dictionary Server is a fast key-value data store.

All the Redis data is available in memory which ensures high throughput and low latency data access. A key advantage of in-memory data stores is that it helps to lower engine latency to microseconds. Due to this, in-memory data stores can process a large volume of data messages without any delay.

Due to its minimal delay, Redis is often recommended for caching and real-time analytics. With the implementation of Redis framework, VARStreet eCommerce stores offer high scalability and performance.

The implementation of Redis caching mechanism will lessen the store load time and ensure faster response times. The integration of Redis has been added using the next.js framework. VARStreet's Redis implementation is unique as their APIs are Redis compliant. VARStreet has also implemented a cache invalidation mechanism as data is controlled through flags. This will ensure that users do not see old data.

"Store usage has increased substantially and Redis Caching implementation will allow VARStreet users to provide a good shopping experience," said Shiv Agarwal of Sales, VARStreet Inc.

About VARStreet

VARStreet Inc. is a premier provider of a hosted B2B, B2G and B2C advanced sales quoting and eCommerce solution for IT and office supplies VARs, system integrators and solution providers. VARStreet can also be leveraged by IT manufacturers, distributors and other channel partners. Fuelled by more than $20 million in capital investment, VARStreet is headquartered in Boston, MA and has a subsidiary in Pune, India. VARStreet XC has been available since 1999 and has undergone continual upgrades to adapt to the changing needs of the market and its customers.

VARStreet is the go-to platform for office supplies VARs and MSPs for their sales quotation, eCommerce, catalog management, sourcing and CRM needs. It integrates with 45+ IT and office supply distributors in the United States and Canada, offering a collective catalog of over 7 million products.