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Windows Azure Platform by Tejaswi Redkar

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Chapter 4. Windows Azure Storage Part I – Blobs

The previous chapter covered the computational and management features of Windows Azure. In this chapter, you learn about Windows Azure's Storage service feature. Windows Azure Storage is a scalable, highly available, and durable service to store any kind of application data. The Storage service provides you with the ability to store data in three different types of storage types: blobs, queues, and tables. Each storage type has advantages; depending on the application requirements, you can choose the appropriate storage type for your data. You can also use multiple storage types within the same application.

The Blob service is designed to store large binary objects with associated metadata like documents, ...

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