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Optimize ASP.NET Performance with View State Caching

by: Rashid Khan
Learn how to increase the speed of your high-traffic .NET applications by optimizing Entity Framework Core, providing faster access to relational databases.
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Optimize ASP.NET Performance with View State Caching

by: Basit Anwer
It's now a fact that databases need to have the ability to scale-out to handle data that's produced and accessed at great velocity and in huge volumes. Taking Northwind as an example, this article takes you through a practical journey of converting a simple .NET application from using a relational database with NoSQL using NosDB.
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Optimize ASP.NET Performance with View State Caching

by: Basit Anwer
This article educates users who are afraid of data flexibility in a NoSQL database. You might be wondering isn't flexibility a good thing? Yes it is indeed but you've also heard the phrase "with great power comes great responsibility". You might want to corral the infinite flexibility of your data to avoid entering garbage values. This is where Triggers come in handy as they are executed in response to the operation being performed.
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MSDN Magazine - Use Distributed Cache in Microsoft Azure

by: Iqbal Khan, Jeremiah Talkar
This article explains how ASP.NET application developers can use a distributed cache in their ASP.NET or WCF Web services applications running in Microsoft Azure. It details how distributed caching can also handle special requirements if the application is deployed in multiple data centers, either in an active/passive or active/active scenario.
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Optimize ASP.NET Performance with View State Caching

by: Iqbal Khan
ASP.NET View State does come with a few issues that you need to understand and resolve. Once you resolve these issues, you are able to benefit from ASP.NET View State without any problems. This tip outlines View State problems and a respective mechanism for how to deal with them.
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MSDN Magazine - How to Handle Relational Data in a Distributed Cache

by: Iqbal Khan
The Microsoft .NET Framework has become popular for developing an array of high-transaction applications including Web, service-oriented architecture (SOA), high-performance computing or grid computing, and cloud computing. All these application architectures are scalable. But a major bottleneck occurs in the data storage-normally a relational database-which isn't able to scale and handle the increased transaction load that the application tier can.
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Microsoft TechNet - Optimize SharePoint with External Storage

by: Iqbal Khan
Millions of documents are stored in SQL server in a SharePoint environment which can choke it. In SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft released a native .NET-based Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) interface to help reduce database size considerably. In this regard, there are following main areas of SharePoint enhancements:

  • Reducing storage costs through multi-tier BLOB storage
  • Linking non-SharePoint document libraries to SharePoint

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Visual Studio Magazine - Scale ASP.NET Apps Through Distributed Caching

by: Iqbal Khan
Java is the technology of choice for high-end enterprise applications. The most common applications that developers are involved with are JavaServer Pages web applications, also known as JSP applications. JSP has become one of the two standards for developing high traffic web applications, the other being Microsoft ASP.NET. Being part of Java, JSP has been popular for a long time and is highly instrumental in promoting Web technologies for developing high-traffic applications.
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Visual Studio Magazine - Scale ASP.NET Apps Through Distributed Caching

by: Iqbal Khan
ASP.NET has become a highly popular technology for developing Web applications. A large number of these ASP.NET applications need to scale to accommodate the growing number of transactions and traffic they support.
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Microsoft TechNet - Optimize SharePoint with External Storage

by: Iqbal Khan
SharePoint has clearfixly staked its claim as one of the premier collaboration platforms. Working together means sharing documents, so among its many other features, SharePoint includes document management. Therefore, you're probably using SharePoint as a place to store your documents to make it easier to share them with others.
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MSDN Magazine - Runtime Data Sharing Through an Enterprise Distributed Cache

by: Iqbal Khan
Many organizations use a combination of Microsoft .NET Framework and Java applications, especially midsize to large organizations that can't commit to only one technology for various reasons. Often, they employ Web applications, service-oriented architecture (SOA) Web services and other server applications that process lots of transactions.
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Microsoft TechNet - Improve SharePoint 2010 Performance with RBS

by: Iqbal Khan
SharePoint has become an extremely popular portal platform. It provides a great number of applications for collaborating among different company groups or even between different companies. Process management, document management and other major applications are all part of SharePoint's array of features.
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MSDN Magazine - Address Scalability Bottlenecks with Distributed Caching

by: Iqbal Khan
After the explosion of Web applications to accommodate high-traffic usage, the next big wave has become service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA is destined to become a standard way for developing extremely scalable applications, and cloud computing platforms like Windows Azure represent a giant leap in moving SOA toward achieving this goal.
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Redmondmag.com - SharePoint Demands Performance and Scalability

by: Iqbal Khan
SharePoint has become an extremely popular Microsoft product. As is well known, it's a portal platform and provides a great number of needed applications for collaboration among different company groups or even between different companies. It also includes process management, document management and other major applications, all part of SharePoint's array of features.
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Redmondmag.com - Building Massively Scalable Grids

by: Iqbal Khan
An Enterprise Data Grid is a new form of IT infrastructure that gives high-transaction applications improved scalability and reduces the stress they impose on the database. For .NET and Windows platforms, these applications could be ASP.NET applications or service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications developed as Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services and hosted in IIS or TCP in a multiserver environment. These applications can be developed in C#, VB.NET or any of the leading programming languages. Similarly, applications developed in Java, PHP or other programming languages fall into the same category.
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Redmondmag.com - Clouds Done Right

by: Iqbal Khan
The promises of cloud computing are alluring: get rid of your data center, shrink the administration load, reduce backup expenses and put all the work on a service provider. Then reality sets in: Can the cloud handle high transaction volume and high-traffic applications?
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Microsoft TechNet - Providing Scalability for ASP.NET Applications

by: Iqbal Khan
Applications based on ASP.NET, Microsoft's Web-application framework, are making greater inroads into the enterprise. At the same time, bottlenecks resulting from growing numbers of users and transactions continue to prompt IT professional to call for improved performance and scalability.
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MSDN Magazine - Distributed Caching On The Path To Scalability

by: Iqbal Khan
If you're developing an ASP.NET application, Web services or a high-performance computing (HPC) application, you're likely to encounter major scalability issues as you try to scale and put more load on your application.
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Microsoft TechNet - Providing Scalability for ASP.NET Applications

by: Iqbal Khan
The popularity of ASP.NET, the Web application framework from Microsoft, continues to grow by leaps and bounds within the developer, enterprise, and IT ranks. There is one area of difficulty, however: scaling ASP.NET applications out of the box is simply not possible.
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Integrated Solutions for Retailers Magazine - Distributed Caching Makes Cents

by: Iqbal Khan
The old adage 'time is money' is especially true for today's retailers relying on their advanced information systems and server farms. As systems' response times increases, so does a retailer's productivity and revenue.
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destinationCRM.com: Basic Tenets for Turbo-Charging CRM

by: Iqbal Khan
This trio lets you do more for less cost.
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How to Optimize Scalability for ASP.NET Web Applications -- Enterprise Systems

by: Iqbal Khan
How to keep your Web apps running smoothly when workloads rise.
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Maintaining Hospital Information System Performance

by: Iqbal Khan
As Web and service-oriented architecture technologies become more popular, hospitals are adopting them rapidly for automating their operations and allowing their administrative staffs, doctors and patients to directly access the hospital information system (HIS). While this has introduced a lot of efficiencies in hospital operations, it has also introduced new headaches for hospital IT management due to an increased load on the HIS. Distributed caching provides scalability that can relieve overloaded hospital information system and re-invigorate listless systems.
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