I’ve been on a caching crusade. I’m working to reduce the load on our database by focusing on various caching solutions. In an ideal world, data that is “static” will be heavily cached; minimal database interaction required. However, that’s not the world I’m living in. Each request to our GraphQL API leads directly to a database hit. Ugh!
Apollo GraphQL offers a few caching solutions to help with this endeavor. We decided to go with the responseCachePlugin. This plugin stores cacheable data in a datastore of your choice, for us that was Redis. The key thing to keep in mind is that the data must be cacheable. Which leads us to “the problem.”Continue Reading