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Manager to Cache Django Models

Project description

  • Simple cache manager for Django 2 models that caches querysets for a model.
  • Cache manager will cache any query that has been seen for a model.
  • Model cache is evicted for any updates/deletes to the model.
  • This manager is useful for models that don’t change often.

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  • pip install django2-manager-cache

Caching strategy

  • Cache results for a model on load.
  • Evict cache for model on update.


Add to installed apps:


Add the manager to a django model:

from django2_manager_cache import CacheManager
class MyModel(models.Model):

   # set cache manager as default
   objects = CacheManager()

   # to use this manager with as related manager
   # class Meta:
   #    base_manager_name = 'objects'

Define cache backend for django2_manager_cache.cache_backend in The backend can be any cache backend that implements django cache API.:

    'django2_manager_cache.cache_backend': {
        'BACKEND': 'django.core.cache.backends.memcached.MemcachedCache',
        'LOCATION': '',

Django shell

To run django shell with sample models defined in tests.:

make shell

Sample models:

from tests.models import Manufacturer
from tests.models import Car
from tests.models import Driver
m = Manufacturer(name='Tesla')
c = Car(make=m, model='Model S', year=2015)
d = Driver(first_name ='ABC', last_name='XYZ')
drivers = Driver.objects.select_related('car', 'manufacturer').all()


To run tests:

make test

Supported Django versions

Supported - 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.11, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2



  • Include docs


  • First beta release

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