How to send many requests in parallel in ASP.Net Core

I want to make 1000 requests! How can I make it really fast? Let’s have a look at 4 approaches and compare their speed. Preparations In order to test different methods of handling requests, I created a very simple ASP.Net Core API, that return user by his id. It fetches them from plain old MSSQL… Continue reading How to send many requests in parallel in ASP.Net Core

Add CosmosDB persistent storage to Microsoft Orleans in .Net Core

Microsoft Orleans is a developer-friendly framework for building distributed, high-scale computing applications. It is a perfect solution for processing a large amount of data quickly. It shows it strengths especially when you need to use a storage while processing the data because it keeps a state in memory so save or update state operations are very fast.… Continue reading Add CosmosDB persistent storage to Microsoft Orleans in .Net Core

Azure Cosmos DB – key-value database in the cloud

Azure CosmosDB table API is a key-value storage hosted in the cloud. It’s a part of Azure Cosmos DB, that is Microsoft’s multi-model database. It’s a globally distributed, low latency, high throughput solution with client SDKs available for .NET, Java, Python, and Node.js. Interesting thing is that Microsoft guarantees that for a typical 1KB item read… Continue reading Azure Cosmos DB – key-value database in the cloud

Relational vs non-relational databases

Both relational and non-relational databases represent rather wide variety of possibilities and implementations but I’ll focus on the main differences between the two. First of all, it is about how data is managed. In relational databases you can use SQL, that is simple and lightweight language for writing database scripts. Non-relational databases do not support… Continue reading Relational vs non-relational databases