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Windows Azure Programming Patterns for Start-ups by Riccardo Becker

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Table storage usage

This section focuses on the table storage facility of the storage service. As described previously in this chapter, tables can contain millions and millions of entities up to the maximum of 100 TB per storage account. Partitioning your data the right way has a large impact on performance.

A closer look at tables

Tables store entities, and entities may be of any shape. This means that entities of, say, the customer and product types can be persisted in the same table.

Tables and properties do have some characteristics, which are listed in the following table:

Characteristic

Description

Names are case-insensitive.

Using upper or lowercase characters does not affect operations on tables, though the case is preserved by the storage ...

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