AppFabric Cache Performance White Paper
By now most customers do understand that AppFabric Cache improves application performance by offering a distributed in-memory cache but often I get asked, what performance gains can be expect? The answer has several pivots, since one needs to first understand the characteristics of the stored objects as well as how they are been used: what data is cached (read only or read/write shared or exclusive data), the average size of the objects, is security a requirement, are the objects ASP.NET sessions, what if the AppFabric Cache APIs are been wrapped in a WCF proxy’, what type of network and Hardware will be leverage, amount others…
To answer this, GridDynamics has recently completed an exhaustive white paper that covers these and other related performance questions. And to help not only get an understanding but also test for capability planning, they have shared the source code for the project used to derived the results from this paper.
An essential read for anyone contemplating the use of AppFabric Cache http://www.griddynamics.com/solutions/appfabric-white-paper-2011.html