The Laravel team has been hard at work on Laravel Octane, a tool to supercharge your Laravel application's performance. After releasing the beta in April, Octane has released a stable 1.0 version!
🥳 I've tagged Laravel Octane 1.0! 🥳— Taylor Otwell 🪐 (@taylorotwell) May 11, 2021
📚 I will be moving the documentation to the Laravel website this week - for now it is still on the repository: https://t.co/SB52M5NnKg
Octane boasts some exceptional performance benchmarks by using high-powered application servers that integrate with Laravel. Some things to note now that Octane is considered stable and ready for production:
- Octane requires PHP v8.0+
- Octane supports Roadrunner, an application server, load-balancer, and process manager written in Golang.
- Octane supports Swoole PHP, a high-performance programmatic server for PHP with Async IO, Coroutines and Fibers
- Laravel Sail provides an easy way to get started with both Roadrunner and Swoole
The documentation is now available on the Laravel website.
Read the documentation carefully when deciding which underlying server you want to run. Both servers offer high-performance, but Octane provides vendors-specific features for Swoole that are not possible in Roadrunner.
When using Swoole, you have access to an octane cache driver:
Cache::store('octane')->put('framework', 'Laravel', 30);
According to the readme, the Octane cache driver (powered by Swoole table):
[Swoole] provides read and write speeds of up to 2 million operations per second. This cache driver is powered by Swoole tables. All data stored in the cache is available to all workers on the server. However, the server will flush the cached data on a restart.
With Swoole you can also leverage Concurrent Tasks, which means you can execute operations simultaneously via lightweight background tasks:
use App\User;use App\Server;use Laravel\Octane\Facades\Octane;[$users, $servers] = Octane::concurrently([fn () => User::all(),fn () => Server::all(),]);
Lastly, Swoole has the concept of Swoole tables, which provides "extreme performance throughput and data in these tables can be accessed by all workers on the server."
Here’s an example of how you can interact with Swoole tables using Octane:
// Octane tables config in config/octane.phpreturn ['tables' => ['example:1000' => ['name' => 'string:1000','votes' => 'int',],],];// Usage exampleuse Laravel\Octane\Facades\Octane;Octane::table('example')->set('uuid', ['name' => 'Nuno Maduro','votes' => 1000,]);Octane::table('example')->get('uuid');
To get started with Octane, check it out on GitHub at laravel/octane.
To get started in your new or existing Laravel project, install Octane with composer and bootstrap it via Artisan:
composer require laravel/octanephp artisan octane:install
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