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Overview

Overview

Microsoft Azure Blob Storage enables the secure, highly available storage of large unstructured binary data (BLOB = binary large object) in Microsoft Azure. A single blob can have a size of up to 1 terabyte. Content is automatically stored in triplicate.

Other available options are georeplication and the ability to cache blob content distributed worldwide via the content delivery network (see 6.2). Two types of blobs are available: block blobs and page blobs. The former are suitable for sequential data upload and download, while the latter provide random access to Blob sections.

Blobs are stored within containers. Access privileges can be assigned both at the container level and the Blob level. The relevant element can be declared as public (access possible without authentication) or private. Shared Access Signatures can be created to time-limit access to appropriately authorized users.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 4/30/2015, Video, 0:16:11
    Scott talks to Program Manager Jai Haridas who school us all on Azure Blob Storage 101. We'll create a simple application that accesses Blog Storage and we'll even use Fiddler...
  2. 4/29/2015, Video, 0:56:44
    Cloud, on premise, and mobile applications are all increasingly using cloud storage. Azure Storage is a cloud storage service which provides scalability, durability, and...
  3. 5/19/2015, Video, 1:20:35
    Are you planning to deploy and run modern, cloud-scale applications in your private cloud? Do you know that all VM storage in your private cloud will soon be blob...
  4. 10/6/2020, Video, 1:59:07
    Part 5 of the master class diving into core storage functionality including storage options, types of service, using storage with VMs, storage tools and more. YouTube...
  5. 6/20/2016, Tool
    Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer (Preview) is a standalone app from Microsoft that allows you to easily work with Azure Storage data on Windows, OSX and Linux.
  6. 9/28/2017, Video, 1:12:13
    Microsoft Azure provides a broad range of services for working with data. Using these services well requires knowing at least a little bit about all of them. In this session,...

Learning

Learning Paths

AZ-104: Implement and manage storage in Azure
Published: 5/14/2020, Length: 5:12:00
Learn how to manage storage in Azure and prepare for Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator.
Securely connect IoT devices to the cloud
Published: 4/10/2020, Length: 5:29:00
Follow this learning path to learn how to securely connect IoT devices with Azure IoT.
Build the intelligent edge with Azure IoT Edge
Published: 4/13/2020, Length: 3:05:00
Follow this learning path for a broad and compelling introduction to the fundamentals of building IoT solutions with Azure IoT.

Learning Modules

Explore Azure Storage services
Published: 9/14/2020, Length: 0:27:00
Architect modern applications using Azure SQL Database
Published: 5/25/2021, Length: 0:49:00
Configure blob storage
Published: 7/23/2021, Length: 0:30:00

Blob Storage News

5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
In the previous post, Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Managed Instance - Overview (microsoft.com), we have introduced an overview of the series and summarized different migration...
5/12/2022, MS Tech Community
Storage Event Trigger in Azure Data Factory is the building block to build an event-driven ETL/ELT architecture (EDA). Data Factory's native integration with Azure Event Grid let you trigger...
4/28/2022, MS Tech Community
Co-Author: Irene Joseph, Senior Program Manager   Contributor: Linishya Vaz, Principal Product Manager    1. Introduction   HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) is quickly...
4/26/2022, MS Tech Community
Storage Analytics logging records details for both successful and failed requests for your storage account. They also enable you to review details of read, write, and delete operations against...
4/26/2022, MS Tech Community
It is recommended to use the Azure AD credentials to authorize your request while performing Azure Storage operations. Using the account key to access Storage account will be at the risk of...
4/20/2022, MS Tech Community
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. For this volume, 134 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below:   Get it...
4/13/2022, MS Tech Community
Scenario Deploy a Logic App’s API Connection (ex: Azure Blob Storage) while storing the credentials in Key Vault.   This example uses the Azure Blob Storage connector with the Authentication type...
3/29/2022, MS Tech Community
This how-to post focuses on how-to restore across different SQL Managed instances when using TDE with Customer Managed Keys.You can find and reference the whole series with the following...
3/28/2022, MS Tech Community
Extracting information from unstructured document (e.g., contracts) with Azure Form Recognizer   Extracting information from unstructured documents such as contracts is usually manual and...
3/22/2022, MS Tech Community
How to enable selective Auditing in Azure SQL?   Auditing can help you track database related event, and we can write them to blob storage. Auditing can be enabled using portal or via...
3/21/2022, MS Tech Community
One click ingestion is an Azure Data Explorer(ADX) web experience that makes the data ingestion process fast, intuitive and easy - it enables you to quickly create tables, and ingest data from a...
3/17/2022, MS Tech Community
There are many reasons why we want to automate Azure Data Explorer solution provisioning:  ensuring parity between environments, having fast and low-risk deployments to our production...
3/10/2022, MS Tech Community
At Microsoft, we are committed to empowering our customers and partners in their journey to achieve net-zero emissions. As part of our commitment to sustainability, both for our own operations...
2/27/2022, MS Tech Community
  Introduction   Azure Form Recognizer is an amazing Azure AI Service to extract and analyze form fields documents.  One benefit of using Form Recognizer is the ability to create your own custom...
2/23/2022, MS Tech Community
We are excited to announce that Microsoft Defender for Key Vault has moved the back-end processing infrastructure to Azure Synapse Analytics. The benefits and advantages of deploying services on...
2/18/2022, MS Tech Community
This blog will guide organizations to help accelerating migrations from on-premises, IaaS and/or relevant SQL Server implementation that need to be migrated to an Azure SQL Managed Instance, with...
2/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction:  RACF[Resource Access Control Facility] is one of the most popular identity management software used in the Mainframe world to manage security activities such as Authorization and...
2/17/2022, MS Tech Community
by Andy Chan, Director, Azure Global Solutions, Semiconductor/EDA/CAE Rocky Kamen-Rubio – Data Engineer, Six Nines Katie Singh – Director of Growth, Six Nines Jason Cutrer – Chief Executive...
2/15/2022, MS Tech Community
While reviewing security recommendations under the ‘Implement security best practices’ control with a customer through the Microsoft Defender for Cloud portal, the customer was asking about a...
2/14/2022, MS Tech Community
1         Objective   In this document, we are going to discuss the approaches that can be taken into consideration while securing the AMLS environment. All the steps are being referenced from...