Category Archives: Distributed Cache

Microsoft Ends AppFabric Support, NCache Keeps on Going!

April 2nd 2016 is proving to be an important date for Alachisoft’s product NCache. This is the date when Microsoft ends AppFabric support – essentially withdrawing the product from the market. See details on Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server … Continue reading

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How .NET Cache Improves Performance and Scalability?

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 … Continue reading

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Couchbase Alternatives Open Source Distributed Cache

The database tier based on traditional RDBMS has proven to be the biggest bottleneck in the way of achieving competitive response times for applications. This has forced the application vendors to look for alternatives that can provide improved performance. One … Continue reading

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ASP.NET View State Caching in Microsoft Azure for Better Performance

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 … Continue reading

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Event Driven .NET and Java Data Sharing using In-Memory Distributed Cache

These days, many companies are running both .NET and Java applications in their enterprise environment.  Often these applications need to share data with each other at runtime. The most common way they do that today is by storing the data … Continue reading

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ASP.NET Session State Store in Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure provides a platform for ASP.NET applications in the cloud. Very often, these applications are high transactional and mission critical in nature. Therefore, it is very important that these applications are able to scale and that there are no … Continue reading

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Distributed Cache as NHibernate Second Level Cache

NHibernate is a very popular object-relational mapping (ORM) solution for .NET applications because it simplifies your database programming. As a result, many applications using NHibernate are high traffic in nature and therefore face scalability bottlenecks in the database. To tackle … Continue reading

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How to Replicate a Distributed Cache across the WAN?

Web applications today are handling millions of users a day. Even with this high traffic, you have to maintain high performance for your users. To achieve this performance goal, many people are using in-memory distributed cache because it is faster … Continue reading

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How to Store ASP.NET Session State in Multi-Site Deployments?

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 … Continue reading

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How to Use Custom Dependency in Distributed Cache?

Today, web applications are increasingly using distributed cache for boosting performance and scalability by caching frequently used data so as to reduce expensive database trips. Distributed cache spans and synchronizes over multiple cache servers to let you scale in a … Continue reading

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How to Configure .NET 4.0 Cache to use a Distributed Cache?

In-memory distributed cache today has become really popular for applications running in a multi-server environment because it helps improve application scalability and performance. Until .NET Framework 3.5 there was ASP.NET Cache object available only for web application under System.Web.Caching namespace. … Continue reading

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How to Cache ASP.NET View State in a Distributed Cache?

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 … Continue reading

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How to Configure Preloading in a Distributed Cache?

Today’s applications need to scale and handle extreme levels of transaction loads. But, databases are unable to scale and therefore become a bottleneck. To resolve this, many people are turning to in-memory distributed cache because it scales linearly and removes … Continue reading

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How to use a Distributed Cache for ASP.NET Output Cache?

ASP.NET Output Cache is a mechanism provided by Microsoft that allows you to keep an in memory copy of the rendered content of ASP.NET page. Due to this, ASP.NET is able to serve the subsequent user requests for this page … Continue reading

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How to Share Different Object Versions using Distributed Cache?

It is a fact of life that organizations have different applications using different versions of the same classes because they were developed at different points in time and are unable to keep up. It is also a fact of life … Continue reading

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Query a Distributed Cache with SQL-Like Aggregate Functions

Today, distributed cache is widely used to achieve scalability and performance in high traffic applications. Distributed cache offloads your database servers by serving cached data from in-memory store. In addition, few distributed caches also provide you SQL-like query capability, which … Continue reading

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Class Versioning in Runtime Data Sharing with Distributed Cache

Today many organizations use .NET and Java technologies to develop different high traffic applications. At the same time, these applications not only have a need to share data with each other, but also want to support runtime sharing of different … Continue reading

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Distributed Cache Continuous Query for Developing Real Time Applications

High traffic real time applications are widely used in the enterprise environment. In real-time applications, information is made available to you in moments it’s produced and any delay in doing so can cause a serious financial loss. The main challenge … Continue reading

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.NET and Java Data Sharing with Binary Serialization

Many organizations today use a variety of .NET and Java technologies to develop different high traffic applications. At the same time, these organizations have a need to share data at runtime between .NET and Java applications. One way to share … Continue reading

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JSP Session Persistence and Replication with Distributed Cache

As you know, JSP applications have the concept of a Session object in order to handle multiple HTTP requests. This is because HTTP protocol is stateless and Session is used in maintaining user’s state across multiple HTTP requests. In a … Continue reading

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