Fixing Four ASP.NET Performance Bottlenecks

ASP.NET has become developers’ foremost choice in developing high traffic web applications. Because of its scalable nature, ASP.NET application tier can seamlessly handle thousands of concurrent users with their millions of requests per day. Such high traffic ASP.NET applications are deployed in a load balanced web farm with a load balancer routing user requests to…

ASP.NET Core (Load Balanced Web Farm)

ASP.NET Core is starting to become popular for developing web applications because of its cleaner and lighter architecture and cross platform support. And, many of these ASP.NET Core applications are high traffic and run in a load-balanced multi-server deployment. In fact, it’s very common to see 10-20 server web farms and some are much larger…

Pub Sub

Publisher Subscriber design patterns are an invaluable tool for building enterprise grade .NET/C# applications. Among them you will be very familiar with the Publish-Subscribe pattern also known as Pub/Sub. Just to refresh your memory, Pub/Sub is basically a messaging pattern where the senders of messages (publisher) do not have any knowledge about the intended recipients…

Businesses today are developing high traffic ASP.NET web applications that serve tens of thousands of concurrent users. To handle this type of load, multiple application servers are deployed in a load balanced environment. In such a highly concurrent environment, multiple users often try to access and modify the same data and trigger a race condition….

High Availability

ASP.NET web applications, .NET web services applications, and other .NET server applications need to handle extreme transaction loads without slowing down. And, although their application tier scales linearly, the data storage and database tier does not scale and therefore becomes a bottleneck. As a result, the entire application cannot scale. Originally, simple in-memory distributed key-value…

Update: Microsoft has extended the AppFabric support to April 11th 2017. The extension is only applicable for AppFabric 1.1 and not for 1.0. For more information check out their blog post. April 2nd 2016 (April 11th 2017) is proving to be an important date for Alachisoft’s product NCache. This is the date when Microsoft ends AppFabric support – essentially withdrawing…

In-Memory NoSQL to improve .NET application performance and scalability

Modern day .NET applications must be well equipped to cope with the scalability demands being put on them due to the explosion of ASP.NET web applications reaching millions of users, WCF web services applications handling Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and Big Data analytics applications processing huge amounts of data. Scalability here means to maintain…

Some of the very basic needs for .NET applications to stay competitive in today’s market are to be extremely responsive and scalable. The bottleneck in the way of achieving these benchmarks is your relational database. This is a two fold bottleneck, first the reads from disk are very inefficient and time consuming. Secondly, you cannot…