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Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook by Neil Mackenzie

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Chapter 3. Going NoSQL with Windows Azure Tables

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating a table
  • Creating a data model and context for an entity
  • Using entity group transactions
  • Diagnosing problems when using the Table service
  • Handling concurrency with the Table service
  • Choosing a PartitionKey and RowKey for a table
  • Using continuation tokens and server-side paging
  • Performing asynchronous queries
  • Performing queries in parallel
  • Handling the WritingEntity and ReadingEntity events

Introduction

The Windows Azure Table Service is the Windows Azure Storage Service feature that provides cost-effective scalable storage of entities. In this chapter, we focus on the Table service. In related chapters, we look at the other storage services: the Blob service and the Queue ...

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