Custom session handler (Moodle)
Online Application Development
Research and develop a replacement for the native Moodle session handler mechanism
The University of Nottingham are always seeking ways to maintain end user response times while adding new functionality to their extremely large and busy Moodle platform.
Ember platforms were invited to analyse the installed platform and identify performance bottlenecks, particularly with the database servers. After a thorough investigation culminating in a detailed 28 page report, a number of key areas of concern were identified with the session handler mechanism being a high priority.
Ember Platforms were invited to research and develop an alternative to the native database based mechanism that Moodle deploys out of the box.
A custom Moodle plugin has been developed and is currently in testing at the University based on the open source Redis KV store engine.
More updates soon.