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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Azure Storage Options

Windows Azure provides a number of options for storing data for use by your application. You can store massive amounts of data in a cost-effective way using this platform. This data is kept close to your applications for fast access. It also is triple-replicated automatically to ensure failover. This section takes a look at the Azure specific data storage options. We review these when you create a sample application near the end of this chapter.

The Azure platform includes the following options for data storage: table, blob, queue, and SQL Azure (at an extra cost). Each of these items are outlined below.

Note

Azure storage services are built to scale using the same AppFabric discussed previously.

Table Storage

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