Boost Your MVC C# Application Performance with Azure Redis Cache

Learn how to implement Azure Redis Cache in MVC C# using StackExchange.Redis for faster, more efficient caching and performance optimization.

  1. Create an Azure Redis Cache instance in the Azure portal.
  2. Install the StackExchange.Redis NuGet package in your MVC C# project.
    Install-Package StackExchange.Redis
    

     

  3. In your MVC project, create a RedisCacheHelper class that handles connecting to the Azure Redis Cache instance and performing cache operations.
    public class RedisCacheHelper
    {
        private static Lazy<ConnectionMultiplexer> lazyConnection = new Lazy<ConnectionMultiplexer>(() =>
        {
            string cacheConnection = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["RedisCacheConnection"];
            return ConnectionMultiplexer.Connect(cacheConnection);
        });
    
        public static ConnectionMultiplexer Connection
        {
            get
            {
                return lazyConnection.Value;
            }
        }
    
        public static void Set(string key, object value)
        {
            var db = Connection.GetDatabase();
            db.StringSet(key, JsonConvert.SerializeObject(value));
        }
    
        public static T Get<T>(string key)
        {
            var db = Connection.GetDatabase();
            var value = db.StringGet(key);
            return value.HasValue ? JsonConvert.DeserializeObject<T>(value) : default(T);
        }
    }
    
  4. In the RedisCacheHelper class, create a ConnectionMultiplexer object and use it to establish a connection to the Azure Redis Cache instance.
  5. Use the ConnectionMultiplexer object to get a reference to the IDatabase interface, which provides methods for working with the Redis cache.
    var db = Connection.GetDatabase();
    
  6. Use the IDatabase methods to set and retrieve cache values in your MVC application.
    //set cache value
    RedisCacheHelper.Set("mykey", "myvalue");
    
    //get cache value
    string value = RedisCacheHelper.Get<string>("mykey");
    

    By implementing Azure Redis Cache in your MVC C# application, you can improve performance and reduce load on your database by storing frequently accessed data in memory. With Azure Redis Cache, you can also easily scale your application to handle increased traffic without adding additional resources to your database.

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