NCache 4.8 is now released. Key highlights of this release include .NET Core Client Support, Docker Support and ASP.NET Core Session Provider with IDistributedCache. In addition to these, this release comes bundled with the powerful GUI based NCache Manager. This new release is a must-have for all. Read-on for more details:
NCache, in addition to Docker for cache servers, now fully supports Docker for cache clients as well. This enables .NET applications deployed in Docker to seamlessly include the NCache. You can simplify your installation by deploying NCache in a Docker container.
NCache Server and NCache Client are both available in the Docker Hub to include in your Docker configuration. Once the Docker environment has been set according to its pre-requisites, you can pull the images to get working on NCache. You can connect to the container and can use NCache using PowerShell cmdlets.
Learn moreabout NCache Docker Deployment Options
ASP.NET Core Session Provider & IDistributedCache
NCache 4.8 now provides full ASP.NET Core support, both on the .NET Framework and .NET Core. This support includes a powerful ASP.NET Core Session Provider that has more features than the regular ASP.NET Core Session Provider. And, it also includes support for the IDistributedCache interface in ASP.NET Core.
Using this latest enhancement from NCache 4.8 you can easily solve the sticky-sessions problem and move away from SQL server for session storage. NCache minimizes the performance hits through its rich caching topologies and by achieving data reliability without sacrificing performance. Read More about ASP.NET Core Session Provider.
Pub/Sub Messaging Capabilities
NCache 4.8 comes with key features of Pub/Sub messaging such as the Pub/Sub messaging paradigm to build scalable event-driven architectures. These capabilities help you to coordinate work between applications and to share messages in an asynchronous manner. NCache Pub/Sub rich features include subscriptions, continuous queries, and item level events or cache level events.
You can start evaluating a free 60-day trial for the latest NCache 4.8 edition to the try new Pub/Sub architecture of NCache that helps you build a high speed messaging platform to make fast and scalable app coordinations. Learn More about NCache Pub/Sub Features.
Cache Client Keep-Alive
NCache 4.8 now has a Keep Cache Client Alive feature. Some firewalls break idle network connections which will cause problems in cache client to cache server communications in NCache.
The Cache Client Keeps Alive feature, if enabled on the client node, automatically sends a lightweight packet to cache servers at a configurable interval (sort of a heartbeat). These packets are only sent in case of no activity between clients and servers and therefore do not interfere with regular client/server traffic.
Total Cache Management Thru PowerShell
NCache traditionally provided powerful GUI based cache management tools and also a rich set of command line tools. Now, NCache has implemented all of its command-line cache management tools in PowerShell. You can now write PowerShell scripts for more sophisticated cache management.
Cache Server-Only Licensing Option
Traditionally, NCache has only provided a client/server licensing option that requires both cache clients and cache servers to be licensed. However, now NCache provides an additional server-only licensing option where the cache clients do not require any licenses. Only the cache server requires licenses. If you wish to use server-only licensing, then please contact your account manager for its details.
Get Started with NCache
The NCache Enterprise 60 day free trial is available for free! You can download your latest copy from our Download Page. In case you want to find out more about NCache, visit our product page. You can find release notes here.