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EpiServer Commerce and Product data limits - any?



One for the EpiServer Commerce team - are there any recommended limits with regards to the amount of data Episerver Commerce can hold? 50,000 or 500,000 or 1million +? Obviously a lot depends on implementation of front-end/backend code but looking for information on how it scales?



Aug 02, 2012 3:14


There are no hard "product data limits." Many customers have live implementations that range upwards to 500k and above catalog entries. However, if you're going to have a large catalog, around 500k or more, there are performance considerations. 

Here are a few general guidelines you can follow:

  • Implement an enterprise level search provider (like Solr) which will be able to efficiently index you large catalog.
  • Eliminate or reduce the number of actual calls you make to the product catalog or database when returning product information during the browsing, search, or checkout processes.
  • Search is the critical element with large catalogs, because how you return that search data to you users will determine the response time.
Aug 02, 2012 22:23

In addition to what Richly has already stated, you should also ensure that you have a good maintenance plan in place.

  • Having a scheduled job to re-index the product catalog regularly
  • Database maintenance plan to update table index

If you are dealing with a large number of products and their associated data you may want to investigate whether table partitioning will help improve performance.

Edited, Sep 12, 2012 16:56
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