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 →
    • Work on creation time of Redis Cache

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

      182 votes
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        13 comments  ·  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

        134 votes
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          4 comments  ·  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.

          113 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  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 →
            • 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.

              93 votes
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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Geo-Replication for Azure Redis Cache

                Out of the box Geo-Replication covering multiple regions for Azure Redis Cache.

                78 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  73 votes
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                    0 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.

                    52 votes
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                    • Azure Portal: Redis 'Sets' metric should include counts from cmdstat_hset, cmdstat_hmset

                      According to documentation Redis 'Sets' metric should include stats from following commands: cmdstat_set, cmdstat_hset, cmdstat_hmset, cmdstat_hsetnx, cmdstat_lset, cmdstat_mset, cmdstat_msetnx, cmdstat_setbit, cmdstat_setex, cmdstat_setrange, and cmdstat_setnx.

                      Stats for hset and hmset commands are never displayed on 'Gets\Sets' chart in Azure portal. I've checked Redis stats using "info commandstats" command and those two stats (cmdstat_hset, cmdstat_hmset) are getting updated inside Redis Server but those changes are never reflected in Azure Portal metrics.
                      Seems to be a bug.
                      Related documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/redis-cache/cache-how-to-monitor

                      42 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).

                        32 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Redis Version upgrade from 3.2.X to 4.x

                          Team,

                          Could you please upgrade the Redis version to 4.x.

                          32 votes
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                          • 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,…

                            30 votes
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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.

                              28 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow vnet integration for standard Redis tier

                                vnet is just a good idea generally, an easy way to get basic data segregation and protection but currently many services and pricing tiers do not support it.

                                We use Redis and shouldn't have to spend £300/month for Premium just to get VNET integration. Please allow it for standard tier as well.

                                18 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide a free tier for development / test purposes for Redis

                                  We need a free tier with minimal capabilities / data amounts for development / testing...

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Request email notification for upcoming updates

                                    Enable sending prior/after redis cache was patched

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                                    • Redis cache and web roles instanaces

                                      We just switched from Windows Azure DistributedCache Session provider to RedisSessionStateProvider. We have two instances in staging and production deployments. When we switch these instance we get big long error

                                      Server Error in '/' Application.
                                      Timeout performing EVAL, inst: 1, mgr: Inactive, err: never, queue: 7, qu: 0, qs: 7, qc: 0, wr: 0, wq: 0, in: 0, ar: 0, IOCP: (Busy=0,Free=1000,Min=1,Max=1000), WORKER: (Busy=1,Free=32766,Min=1,Max=32767), clientName: RD0003FF80B9F2
                                      Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

                                      Exception Details: System.TimeoutException:…

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

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable Auto-Scale up/down feature with minimum downtime

                                          To avoid error by system transaction spike, it's useful to add autoscale feature. idealy, it across Pricing Tier.

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