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. Support caching in azure pipelines

    I like caching npm/yarn dependencies in Travis and would like the same in Azure pipelines.

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    • More control on Redis Server updates

      According to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cache-faq/, Redis server updates could cause the session disconnect.
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      Server-side causes
      Azure was patching the instance where the cache was deployed
      This can be for Redis server updates or general VM maintenance.
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      I would like to avoid session disconnect during business hours.
      So I want to control when the Redis server updates. Or at least I want to know when the Redis server updates.

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      Japanese:

      https://azure.microsoft.com/ja-jp/documentation/articles/cache-faq/ によると、Redis Server のアップデートによりセッションが切断されることがあり得ます。
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      サーバー側の原因
      - Azure により、キャッシュがデプロイされているインスタンスに修正プログラムが適用されていた。
      - Redis サーバーの更新または VM の一般的なメンテナンスの場合もこれに該当します。
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      避けることが可能なセッションの切断は避けたいです。
      そのため、Redis Server がいつアップデートされるかを、ユーザー側で制御したいです。
      もしくは、少なくとも、Redis Server がいつアップデートされるかを知りたいです。

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      • 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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        • Redis Cache scale down from premium to basic

          Today scale down of Redis cache is not supported from Premium tier to any of the lower tier.
          For cost saving some time it is necessary to do so without loosing access keys.

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            • 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  ·  1 comment  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Document how exactly azure redis failover works

                It's hard to find out how azure redis failover works. Is it working exactly in same way as AWS one (dns switching) or you have done something different? I wonder if there should be some changes needed in redis client configuration.

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                • Allow changing client-output-buffer

                  Allow configuring client-output-buffer. This is very important especially when running on multiple clouds to achieve same redis settings across all clouds.

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                  • Redis cache set access key from powershell instead of auto generated

                    Allow to set the access key for Redis cache from API/ powershell as , some times we need to recreate the redis cache in different tier and there is no way to maintain the same access key.

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                      0 comments  ·  Azure Redis Cache  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Filtering on resources: one text field that filters on all fields

                      Looking for a resource is quite a common thing. Now when you want to find a specific resource, i.e. the Redis Server for MyApp, you have to use two filters. This is an outdated concept and quite cumbersome.

                      If you look at any modern interface there is one generic text filter field that searches through all fields. The space is functioning as an *and* parameter.

                      redis myapp -> will return everything that matches in any tag these two words. Magically this is almost exactly what you need. The concept of generic search has been fixed, please add it properly to…

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                      • Add more detailed analytics about gets and sets to diagnose problems and monitor cache

                        Currently there's no easy way when we see a spike in gets or sets to see what's happening. We have to start guessing, and neither the monitoring dashlets nor the Application Insights external dependency track are useful. It'd be great to have some form of get/set tracking to diagnose problemas.

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                        • application insights redis cache dependency tracking

                          hi, in one of my api i started calling redis cache using microsoft redis client library for .net core. so it will check in cache and if not found then it will call another microservice using httpclient call. Am noting in application insight end to end transaction details page its not showing up calls made to redis cache. I will have to use custom api to send that data to application insight it would be great if application insights even shows external calls to redis cache grouped in transaction details report in application insights

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                          • Add Redis Console Support with VNET Integration

                            Redis Console can't connect to the cache when it is configured with a VNET.

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                              0 comments  ·  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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                              • azure redis cache pricing page

                                The information in this page (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/cache/) seems to be wrong - headers for 2nd and 3rd columns seem swapped as they list that Standard is the top performance tier, whereas Premium is in-between Basic and Standard.
                                Also, you should consider a more effective way to report this type of bugs, directly in the page, rather than going to a general feedback forum which may not be the proper place...

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                                • Support generating CORS key, at least for Read-Only access

                                  I like other Azure Storage has the CORS key generation concept.
                                  I would like to generate Read-Only key access for my cache, so that our partner can directly read them.

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                                  • Redis Cache host server update

                                    We want to see the health report of Redis Cache if host server or guest server on which Redis cache is running is getting upgraded.

                                    Currently, we don't have any report about when the redis cache became unavailable. Yesterday our redis cache was failing to make connection to our application and it failed with Socket failure error when I looked into the resource health it was showing available so this information was not correct.

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                                    • Increase number of databases

                                      Is there a way to increase the number of databases? Based on the tier, I am limited to fixed number of databases, but is there a negative impact if I wanted to increase beyond this number? Since the memory of the cache applies across all databases, why is there these limits?

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                                        • Add Redis certificates to java truststore

                                          Connecting from java client to Azure Redis SSL port requires us to import the Redis certificate to java kestore. This is not documented in the Redis SSL java client. Is it posssible to add the certificate to JDK itself ?

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