Cache

Azure Cache is a family of cache offerings that support high throughput, low-latency data access, to enable building fast, scalable applications.
- Azure Redis Cache (Preview) is based on the popular open source Redis Cache engine. The service gives users access to a secure, dedicated Redis Cache, managed by Microsoft.
- Azure Managed Cache Service: Built on App Fabric Cache. This is a dedicated managed service.
- In-Role Cache: Built on App Fabric Cache. This is a self-hosted cache, available via the Azure SDK.

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  1. Remove keys from Azure Redis Cache based on key patterns

    Sometime we need to remove keys from cache based on key patterns but right now there is no such feature in console.

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      1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Request Count per Client on Azure Redis Cache Instance

      Right now , There is no way to request count from client. in our case We have around 22 cloud service and each one is using Azure Redis Cache and we see spike on azure portal for cache but not able to identify cloud service name which one is requesting so may request to cache. if we get the name then it will help to narrow down code analysis . I mean which cloud service is creation spike.

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        0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Do not load too many monitoring dashboards when loading Azure Redis Cache

        Every time I clicked on my redis, it took so long to load the monitoring dashboards. And after waiting for a long time, I tried to click on one of the monitoring dashboard, say, "Connections", the webpage did not respond...
        I do not if this is a good place to give feedback on, since this might be poor frontend design...... I just want to call out this pain

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        • Fix your Microsoft.Web.RedisOutputCacheProvider

          It seems to work with non authenticated requests only which makes it totally unusable in any real life scenario.

          The details:
          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8682635/why-cant-i-combine-authorize-and-outputcache-attributes-when-using-azure-ca

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            0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Reboot all redis tiers on dedicated infrastructure

            Why can we only reboot premium tier instances? I get that if we're on a multi-tenant setup we can't reboot - but once we get to STANDARD tier we should be able to reboot, not just premium.

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              1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add measurable unit of Redis Cache performance like DTU (for SQL Database)

              We sometimes face performance issues. Microsoft provides the following documentation to investigate timeout problem.
              <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cache-how-to-troubleshoot/#stackexchangeredis-timeout-exceptions>

              But we can't identify root cause easily. So personally I think measurable unit of Redis Cache Performance like DTU for SQL database is very useful for customer. I understand Redis Cache Advisor is very helpful for us. But if you can, could you please consider this kind of ability for good experience.

              27 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow import of block blob data to redis , as of now my .rdb file should be multiple of 512 bytes for page blob

                I am not able to upload my .rdb file as page blob to azure storage , as the file size is not in multiple of 512 bytes

                The back up I took from other cloud provider

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                  0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Keep In-Role Cache

                  In-Role Cache has been marked for end-of-life and Redis Cache is now the only supported solution. Please keep In-Role cache as an option because it is the ONLY caching solution that actually scales with node count. Azure is about scalability, right?

                  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-managed-cache-and-in-role-cache-services-to-be-retired-on-11-30-2016

                  9 votes
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                  • Override Default Redis Cache Ports

                    Allow us override the default SSL and non-SSL ports. Its really hard to get these ports opened in the Corporate firewall

                    22 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Update redis version

                      Current version is 3.0.0 while latest stable is 3.2.0.

                      There are big features which are missing like geo api and many more.

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                      • scale to basic

                        Give an option to rescale back to Basic tier. I started with Basic, switched to Standard but soon realized that I can not utilize it in near future and wanted to roll back to Basic. I was surprised when I saw that this option was not available.

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                          1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for AOF persistence or smaller RDB intervals

                          It should be possible to set a smaller interval for Redis snapshots (or a manually triggered one) and to choose between AOF or RDB or both for the persistence method.

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                            3 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support RedisCache in Azure Stack

                            Please add support of RedisCache in Azure Stack

                            Azure RedisCache is a fundamental backbone service for applications using autoscaling (e.g: Cloud Service Web and Worker Role).

                            15 votes
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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow different Storage Accounts for Diagnostics for separate Redis Resources in the same region

                              Allow different Storage Accounts for Diagnostics for separate Redis Resources in the same region

                              Currently, "Caches in the same region and subscription share the same diagnostics storage account, and when the configuration is changed it applies to all caches in the subscription that are in that region."

                              This is currently documented here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cache-how-to-monitor/

                              This is a bad idea - I have different Applications and Resource Groups - with different Redis Resources.

                              I also like to keep my Diagnostics data separate, within an Application, but also across Applications.

                              Please allow me to assign different Storage Accounts for Diagnostics for Redis Resources…

                              23 votes
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                              • Smaller Premium Redis Instances

                                I have a requirement, where need high network performance and enhanced security but only 50MB and 250MB or 1GB size, 6GB cache and paying £205/mo doesn't fit well our current total spend is £450/mo

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                                  4 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have better status report in portal

                                  It is extremely frustrating when the redis server keeps refuse connection and there is no indication of why it is so in the portal. Since the server seems to be sending ECONNRESET to all command, I can't use redis-cli to check or recover.

                                  Also once the redis cache reachs max connection, there is no way to manage either from redis-cli or portal

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                                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • [REQUEST] Please re-enable "retention" setting for Redis Cashe Diagnostics.

                                    We can't configure "retention" for Azure Redis Cache Diagnostics right now, even though we were used to configure it from Preview Portal. Please re-enable "retention" setting so that we don't need to delete logs manually.

                                    -Japanese-
                                    Redis Cache の診断ログにおいて、以前はプレビューポータルからリテンションを設定することができましたが、現在は設定することができません。利用者が手動でログを削除する必要がないようにリテンションの設定を有効化してください。

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                                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow clustering of caches in different regions

                                      Allow me to have Redis Caches in different regions and link them together in a bi-directional sync configuration so when you add something to the cache in one region, the data gets replicated to the other caches. This keeps the cache local and fast when you're running a site in multiple regions.

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                                        5 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Maintenance time of RedisCache server should be out of business hours in Japan

                                        Maintenance time of RedisCache server should be out of business hours in Japan

                                        The last maintenance started 0:00 UTC. That hit business start time in Japan (a.m. 09:00 JPT). The business impact was critical.
                                        Please plan the maintenance in Japan out of business hour in Japan considering local time.

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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Restart option for Azure Redis Cache

                                          Currently I havn't seen any UI command to Restart Azure Redis Cache Service.
                                          I know there is a way to shutdown and start however missing in the portal.

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