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Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft® Windows Azure™ Platform by Matias Woloski, Masashi Narumoto, Ryan Dunn, Scott Densmore, Dominic Betts, Eugenio Pace

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Chapter 5. Working with Data in the Surveys Application

This chapter describes how the Surveys application uses data. It first describes the data model used by the Surveys application and then discusses why the team at Tailspin chose this particular approach with reference to a number of specific scenarios in the application. It also describes how the developers ensured the testability of their solution. Finally, it describes how and why the application uses SQL Azure™.

A Data Model for a Multi-Tenant Application

This section describes the data model in the surveys application and explains how the table design partitions the data by tenant.

The Surveys application uses a mix of table storage and BLOB storage to store its data. The sections, Saving ...

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