The Oracle web cache is a versatile component that can be used in a
number of different ways.
Here I want to discuss using a Remote
Normally the Oracle Web Cache is placed in front of a group of middle
tier instances and is used to reduce and load balance the application
However, you can place a Web Cache at a remote location (say
an office in another state, or country) to reduce the amount of network
traffic your application generates. The remote office sets up an
instance of the Web Cache on a local server. All application
request go through the local Web Cache, which connects back to the
middle tier instance at the AS10g location.
This local Web Cache supports only the local office. If this
office uses your application in a distinct way, the local cache will
contain different documents and objects than the cache because it is
only caching in support of that one office. This improves cache
Even if the local office does not use your application in a
distinct way, you will still get all the cached objects and documents
quickly served locally.
Remember, Oracle Web Cache can cache dynamic documents and partial
Think of the impact remote Web Caches could have if you had offices
in Europe, Japan and the U.S.
Save the network, serve cached documents locally.
Burleson Oracle Consulting
Kittrell, NC, USA, 27544