Does the SharePoint 2013 distributed (AppFabric) cache replace any of the older caches (object, page output, blob) RRS feed

  • Question

  • SharePoint 2010 already had 3 different cache mechanisms (page output cache, object cache, blog cache).

    SharePoint 2013 had the distributed AppFabric cache.  And I know it also still has the disk-based blob cache (which is apparently required for the image renditions feature). 

    Can anybody shed any light on the relationship betwen the new cache and the old cache mechanisms?  Are the page output and object cache still there?  Do SQL blobs get cached in the AppFabic cache at all?  Etc.


    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:45 PM


  • The answer is no! All other caching techniques still exist and are fully supported. For example, Image rendition (new feature in WCM) is using disk-based BLOB cache. You can still go ahead and create cache profiles and use in your publishing sites. Certain workloads have been redesigned to use SharePoint 2013's Distributed Cache Service which is base on Windows Server AppFabric Cache. For example in user profile, document and tag activities are written only to the AppFabric cache. people and site activities are written to database, then the cache.

    Reza Alirezaei,Author,MVP,MCT,MCPD,MCITP&MCTS http://blogs.devhorizon.com/reza

    Thursday, November 1, 2012 6:42 PM