Monday, April 09, 2007

* Caching Application Block : Usage Notes on Backing Store

The walkthrough on how to use Caching Application Block can be downloaded from following link.

Some important points to consider while using Caching Application Block (CAB) of Enterprise Library:

  • By default & always CAB stores data in-memory.
  • It can be configured to store data in some persistent storage also.
  • Out of the box, CAB comes with two persistent backing stores : Isolated Storage & Database Caching Storage.
  • CAB can be extended to support additional backing stores.
  • Isolated storage is suitable for small data.
  • Database caching storage is suitable for large data but read-only data for shared scenarios. 

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1 comment:

  1. Useful information! Caching application block really helps improve an apps performance and scalability. However, I have found that when you try to use it in a web farm situation for larger web apps, its starts giving you trouble due to its in-process and standalone nature. I found this article on caching application block that really helped me. It might explain the situation better.