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Windows Azure Platform by Tejaswi Redkar

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Chapter 6. Windows Azure Storage Part III – Tables

The Windows Azure Table service provides structured storage in the cloud. Windows Azure tables aren't relational database tables as seen in traditional databases. The Table service follows a simple yet highly flexible model of entities and properties. In the simplest of terms, tables contain entities, and entities have properties. The Table service is designed for massive scalability and availability, supporting billions of entities and terabytes of data. It's designed to support high volume, but smaller structured objects. For example, you can use the Table service to store user profiles and session information in high-volume Internet sites. But if you also want to store the photos of users, ...

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