.NET Microservices Scalability with NCache

Microservices architecture is becoming very popular for mission critical applications. A Microservices application is built on a collection of services that can be developed separately. Each service runs in its own process but by design communicates with other services. Microservices are always run in a container environment. This way they can start and stop automatically.

Just like other server applications, Microservices need to be able to scale and handle extreme transaction loads. And, an In-Memory Distributed Cache like NCache plays an important role for that. Microservices also need to communicate with each other in a distributed asynchronous manner. And, NCache also plays a role in that through its Pub/Sub Messaging features.

So, NCache is ideal for Microservices. NCache is an extremely fast and scalable In-Memory Distributed Cache for .NET / .NET Core.

How .NET Microservices Use NCache?

NCache provides the following sets of features that really help Microservices developed in .NET / .NET Core.

  1. .NET Pub/Sub Messaging: Microservices by design have to communicate to other services. NCache provides very powerful yet simple Pub/Sub Messaging platform to allow them to do this. This is much better than other synchronous protocols like HTTP/HTTPS, WebSockets, etc.
  2. Distributed Cache: Like all other server applications, Microservices also need to provide scalability and handle larger number of transactions. NCache being a powerful In-Memory Distributed Cache allows them to do that.
  3. SQL-Searching & Grouping: When so much data is being stored in NCache by Microservices for their app data caching needs, then having the ability to quickly find relevant data thru SQL Searching or grouping make it very easy to process it.

Having the ability to use NCache for messaging and also for caching data make .NET Microservices perform very fast.

Why Use NCache in .NET Microservices?

If your Microservices are developed in .NET / .NET Core and are high transaction, and are running in a multi-server environment, then you need to use NCache. This is because NCache is the most powerful .NET Distributed Cache available that provides you the following benefits:

  1. 100% .NET / .NET Core Cache: NCache is the only truly native .NET Distributed Cache available in the market. All others are developed in C++ on Linux and later ported to Windows with limited compatibility to .NET. NCache fits nicely into your .NET / .NET Core application stack and simplifies your cost of development and maintenance.
  2. .NET Pub/Sub Messaging: NCache is feature rich distributed cache and includes powerful Pub/Sub Messaging capabilities. .NET Microservices use these messaging features in NCache to send messages to others services.
  3. Extremely Fast & Scalable: NCache is extremely fast for being an in-memory distributed cache. And, it also provides linear scalability due to which it never becomes a bottleneck for your .NET / .NET Core Microservices application performance even under peak loads.
  4. High Availability: NCache provides a self-healing peer to peer clustering architecture that has no single point of failure. Additionally, NCache intelligently replicates cached data so there is no data loss in case a cache server goes down and at the same time minimum cost of replication.

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