iBase Digital Asset Management Blog

Caching layers in digital asset management

21st December 2015

Ever wondered how so many people can use a cloud based web application for digital asset management and users don’t notice a speed difference when the software is being used during busy periods? It’s not a matter of just providing more powerful servers to run the software on, but in fact it involves a great deal of behind the scenes software code optimisation. Here we’ll explain a little more about how we do things at iBase.

Caching layers in digital asset management

With our DAM software there are two core components – storing your data and storing your files. Both need to be individually optimised through a process known as caching. What is caching? Caching is the process of storing data in a temporary storage area so the number of requests between the client and server are reduced.

Storing and displaying your data is complemented by iBase’s proprietary database caching and file system caching layers which work in unison to deliver unfettered, lightning fast performance to all users. Whether you have millions of records or just a few, you’ll see the results delivered in exactly the same time – microseconds.

If you’d like to know more please don’t hesitate to get in touch via sales@ibase.com or call +44 (0)1943 60 36 36.

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