dotMobi DeviceAtlas can be deployed on local servers or accessed as a service, and is capable of making up to 1.7 million device detections per second.
A new DeviceAtlas module for Nginx allows real-time device detection to shift to the server layer from the traditional application layer in the stack. This implementation has a minimal server footprint, and means all applications above the server layer benefit from device detection.
Device detection at the server layer can reduce infrastructure costs and optimize application loads, and can be more efficient than integration of a device detection solution at the application layer.
Known for its mobile website builder goMobi which is used by web hosts including HostGator, and offered with web hosting control panels cPanel and Parallels Plesk, dotMobi also publishes mobile developer community site mobiForge and mobile marketing site mobiThinking. It launched DeviceAtlas in 2008, and claims to have one of the largest open repositories of mobile device profiles.
dotMobi developed the DeviceAtlas module with Nginx, and tested the module with NGINX user Transfermarkt. An online soccer community site in Germany, Transfermarkt receives 36 million visitors each month, and the DeviceAtlas module gave it high-speed device awareness to handle mobile traffic and quickly adapt content to device properties.
“On-the-fly device detection for large-scale, heavy-load websites presents a performance challenge at the application layer,” Igor Sysoev, principal architect and CTO of Nginx said in a statement. “The DeviceAtlas module for NGINX enables us to offload device detection from applications to the Web server, a logical step that helps us ensure the best possible customer experience.”
With a market share of 12.44 percent, the Nginx web server gained 2 million hostnames in December.
Talk back: What do your customers use for device detection? Do you hope to see more device detection solutions at the server layer as opposed to the application layer? Let us know in a comment.