Magento Community Edition (CE) 1.8 and Enterprise Edition (EE) 1.13 Documentation Home

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Welcome to the documentation home page for the Magento Enterprise Edition (EE) 1.13 and Community Edition (CE) 1.8 releases! Let's start out by telling you a little bit about them.

Magento recognizes that merchants and systems integrators require higher performance in key areas—such as product search, product browsing, and checkout. Merchants and integrators are now commonly coming to Magento with:

To address these ever-growing needs, Magento systematically examined performance and scalability characteristics. Our engineers continually measured performance on a range of environments and use cases to identify and remove bottlenecks, and then conducted extensive testing to confirm improvements.

We characterized performance based on variations in deployment and business configurations to ensure improvement for a range of merchant sizes and configurations.

In this release, we focused primarily on improvements to indexing, tax calculations, caching, and checkout performance.

We're excited about the changes you'll find, including: