Instant Rails Scaling through Asynchronous(Non-blocking) ActiveRecord

The guys over at NeverBlock have released a database adapter for Rails application that will severely increase the performance of ActiveRecord. Its also really easy to integrate into your application. Heres how: Add a line to environment.rb for mongrel or thin servers:

require 'never_block/servers/thin'


require 'never_block/servers/mongrel'

Change the adapter in database.yml:

adapter: neverblock_postgresql


adapter: neverblock_mysql

You can also specify the number of connections (default of 4):

connections: 12

More information, along with benchmarks, can be found here.

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