Some of the very basic needs for .NET applications to stay competitive in today’s market are to be extremely responsive and scalable. The bottleneck in the way of achieving these benchmarks is your relational database. This is a two fold bottleneck, first the reads from disk are very inefficient and time consuming. Secondly, you cannot…

ASP.NET View State is a client side state management mechanism, which is used to save page and control values. ASP.NET View State is a hidden field on the page as an encoded Base64 string. It is sent to client as part of every response and is returned to the server by the client as part…

Microsoft Azure provides a platform for ASP.NET applications in the cloud. Very often, these applications are high transaction and mission critical in nature. Therefore, it is very important that these applications are able to scale and that there are no data loss if a web server goes down at any time. ASP.NET Session State needs…

Many high traffic ASP.NET applications in Microsoft Azure are deployed over multiple Microsoft Azure regions in order to handle geographically separated traffic. In these situations, the load balancer always sends traffic to the Microsoft Azure region closest to the user for faster response time. In this scenario, you may run into a situation where you…

ASP.NET has become really popular for developing high traffic web applications. Many of these applications are deployed to multiple geographical locations. This is done either for disaster recovery purposes or for handling regional traffic by having the ASP.NET application closer to the end user. In case of disaster recovery, there is usually one active site…

ASP.NET today is widely used for high traffic web applications that need to handle millions of users and are deployed in load balanced web farms. One important part of ASP.NET is View State that many applications use. ASP.NET View State is a very powerful mechanism that stores pages, controls and custom values between multiple HTTP…

Distributed caching is becoming really popular among developers of high transaction applications because it improves your application’s performance and scalability. And, this popularity means that developers are caching more and more data in it which they also want to be able to search just like they are able to search relational databases. But, one major…

Distributed Caching has become a popular way of improving .NET application performance and scalability. That is why developers are caching more and more data in distributed cache. However along with this come a few challenges. One important challenge is to ensure that data in the cache is always synchronized with the database. This is because…

If your ASP.NET application only has a few users, you probably don’t care how fast or slow it is and it is probably giving you pretty good performance anyway. But, as you add more load to your ASP.NET application, the chances are quite high that ASP.NET performance will drop significantly. It might even grind to…

Distributed cache is becoming very popular because it is a powerful way to boost your application performance and scalability and handle extreme transaction load without slowing down. Both .NET and Java applications are using it more and more each day. But, one challenge people face with distributed cache is how to map and store relational…