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Build Async Services with ASP.NET Web API and Entity Framework 6

If you are building web services that interact with a database, chances are they are not written in a scalable fashion. Web services based either on WCF, which supports both SOAP and REST, or on ASP.NET Web API, which exclusively supports REST, use the .NET Thread Pool to respond to requests. But just because services are inherently multithreaded does not make them scale when numerous requests are made simultaneously. The very reason why threads are pooled, instead of created on the fly, is because they are an extremely expensive resource, both in terms of memory and CPU utilization. For example, each thread consumes about 1 MB of stack space, in addition to the register set context and thread properties.
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