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Magento 2.1.6 Performance Updates Are Now Available

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Magento 2.1.6 Performance Updates Are Now Available

Building on recent product quality updates, we are pleased to announce that several exciting performance enhancements are now available in Enterprise Edition and Community Edition 2.1.6. The new release includes:

 

  • Quicker category page performance: Loading configurable products is up to 5x faster, stock validations are 20% faster, and price calculations are 3-5% faster.
  • Optimized image resizing: Reductions in the number of images requested improve image resizing performance by 30%. Effective caching of image metadata accelerates page loading by up to 50%.
  • Improved layered navigation performance: Caching attribute options improves performance by 3%.

 

Detailed release notes are posted online and the new software is available in My Account, on the Community Edition Download Page, and via Composer. As a best practice, be sure to install and test these releases in a development environment before releasing into production to avoid any disruptions.

 

These performance enhancements augment the powerful functionality available in Enterprise Cloud Edition 2.1.  You can launch new campaigns faster using content staging and preview, easily scale site search with Elasticsearch, and increase conversion rates with enhanced payment options. Feel free to contact your Magento Account Manager or watch the Enterprise Edition 2.1 webinar for more information.

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