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. Add ability to shutown Redis Cache instances

    Need to be able to test both basic and standard Redis cache deployments but don't want to have to delete them between use cases. Running standard pricing tier redis cache uses most of my MSDN Azure Free trial credit. If I could shut it down, I would like to be able to save the costs.

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      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      106 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Redis Cache should provide an Interface to test the Cache Failover capabilities

        I wanted to test the Redis Cache Failover scenario (with Standard edition) for an enterprise application. But with current portal there are no ways we can test this capability.

        Also would also like to test scenarios when one of the cache server is not performing well what are the heuristic defined for failing over to other node.

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          1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Having Smaller Instance of Redis

          The smallest instance right now is 250 megs. I think you should have a tiny instance too of around 50 megs. The price for 250 megs can be high if you start a new application that require some caching but just for few megs.

          88 votes
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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            87 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

              85 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Work on creation time of Redis Cache

                The time of creating a Redis Cache is to long. It should be improved

                55 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Redis Cache for Azure Stack

                  Redis Cache is important part of every scalable SaaS aplication.
                  SaaS vendors will be able to offer their solution on-premise for big corporate customers willing to use their products behind the firewall.

                  50 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

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                      0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Define ACL Rules for your Cache Instance

                      it would be great if we could further secure our Redis instance by defining the allowed IP addresses. Typically our cache is only accessed by our IIS application server therefore there is no need for the cache to be exposed to the public internet.

                      37 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  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.

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                          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…

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                          • Enable firewall for all Azure Redis Cache dedicated service pricing tiers

                            Currently the Azure Redis Cache only allows the firewall to be set on premium pricing tiers. This security service should be available on all pricing tiers with a dedicated service

                            23 votes
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                              0 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).

                              23 votes
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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add data persistence and VNET support in Standard Tier

                                The current plan design is completely unrealistic for real deployment:

                                1. Persistence is too important for many situations, for example using redis as a queue for job runner which is very common practice
                                2. VNET protection is also basic requirement. Read from redis:
                                https://redis.io/topics/security

                                REDIS on its own is not designed to work in public network, with or without SSL. Primary reason is being there is no rate limit for such cache, thus making brute force extremely efficient to ***** system password.

                                I think with these 2 issues resolved on Standard tier (and most people really dont need premier tier,…

                                16 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Test Connection Button for AppFabric Caching Portal and Diagnose

                                  Server unavailable are really hard to diagnose please provide some help in the portal like a Test Connection or better a Diagnose button

                                  12 votes
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                                  • 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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                                    • Request email notification for upcoming updates

                                      Enable sending prior/after redis cache was patched

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Improvement in Caching Service

                                        My web role was not working properly and VM log was saying Cache.exe has been crashed unexpectedly. It looks like there were issue in Caching service issue on the VM where web role was deployed.

                                        Finally I deleted the existing deployment and re-deployed the azure package file and after that everything is working fine.

                                        Please take some fruitful action on such issues.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • 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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