The release of Magento 1.8 CE was one of the favorites on the Las vegas Magento Imagine eCommerce congress. Today it’s finally launched as a Alpha version and available for every developer. Magento also announced that it will soon release the new Magento 1.13 enterprise version.
Magento says that the new versions do solve at least 100+ bugs and brings new functionalities. One of the most valuable features is redis cache. This is a new key-value storage caching engine which can replace the whole current Magento caching system. People who did already a benchmark with redis experience at least 50% more performance then using the ‘old’ Magento caching engine.
If you want to read more about redis and how you can implement it i would refer you to our Magento redis article we wrote earlier.