Feature Pack 7 introduced REST support in the Search server. As you update your store JSPs to make use of these new calls, you should be aware of the potential performance implications.
If you haven't watched the Feature Pack 7 recordings , check them out - in particular, the one for Search Enhancements . In slide 6 you will find this astonishing chart:
(the slide includes a disclaimer you should read)
Although it is close to a zero-sum game, the load distribution has changed considerably. Before... [Continue Reading]