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Cache Management and Semantic Link in Fabric Notebooks

Marc Lelijveld warms up the cache:

In the previous blog, I wrote about data temperature as part of Fabric when you’re using Direct Lake storage mode. In that blog, I explained how you can get insights in the temperature of a column, what that temperature means and what the impact of the temperature is on columns that are queried more often.

In this blog, I will continue this story by elaborating on a process called framing and how you can influence data eviction to drop data from memory. Finally, this blog goes into more details on how you could use Semantic Link in Fabric Notebooks to warm up the data for most optimal end-user performance.

The SQL Server analog here is having some automated queries which keep specific pages in the buffer pool, like a warm-up script for an instance with plenty of memory but slow disks.