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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.

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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. 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.
  5. 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,...

Blob Storage News

1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:22:28]
In this session we cover when to use Azure Blob Storage; how to architect, provision, monitor, secure, and optimize to reduce costs. The four top scenarios covered include: cloud native...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:20:20]
In this session, we’ll share insight into Teradyne’s proven approach to hybrid-cloud data management, including details on the company’s successful consolidation, deduplication, and optimization...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:42:41]
Connect to a Windows Azure Blob Storage (WASB) container to load dimension tables using best practices on distribution and indexes.
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:22:15]
Workloads that use NFS 3 on premises can migrate to Azure Storage using the scale, low cost, and manageability of Azure Blobs. In this theater we demo NFS, highlight performance, roadmap, and...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:43:15]
SQL Server has provided features like linked servers, replication, and integration services to integrate data from other data sources. SQL Server 2016 added PolyBase that provides data...
11/29/2019, YouTube: Microsoft Azure [0:11:41]
Jie Feng joins Scott Hanselman to show how to share SQL tables and views using Azure Data Share. Azure Data Share now supports snapshot-based sharing for SQL-based sources, including Azure SQL...
11/21/2019, Microsoft Azure Blog
Change feed support in Microsoft Azure Blob storage is now available in preview.
11/5/2019, Ignite 2019 [0:20:00]
Learn how Azure Data Share can help you share big data efficiently and securely with your business partners and customers. In this session, learn about how you can leverage cross-organization...
11/5/2019, Ignite 2019 [0:45:00]
Connect to a Windows Azure Blob Storage (WASB) container to load dimension tables using best practices on distribution and indexes.
11/5/2019, Ignite 2019 [0:20:00]
Workloads that use NFS 3 on premises can migrate to Azure Storage using the scale, low cost, and manageability of Azure Blobs. In this theater we demo NFS, highlight performance, roadmap, and...
11/5/2019, Ignite 2019 [0:45:00]
In this session, we’ll share insight into Teradyne’s proven approach to hybrid-cloud data management, including details on the company’s successful consolidation, deduplication, and optimization...
11/5/2019, Ignite 2019 [0:20:00]
In this session we cover when to use Azure Blob Storage; how to architect, provision, monitor, secure, and optimize to reduce costs. The four top scenarios covered include: cloud native...
11/5/2019, Ignite 2019 [0:45:00]
SQL Server has provided features like linked servers, replication, and integration services to integrate data from other data sources. SQL Server 2016 added PolyBase that provides data...
11/1/2019, Service Updates
Blob Storage module now provides integration with Event Grid on IoT Edge
10/23/2019, Service Updates
Batch API for Azure Blob Storage preview simplifies development of your applications that make several concurrent API requests to Blob storage. Batch API reduces the number of connections a...
9/17/2019, YouTube: Microsoft Azure [0:03:50]
In this edition of Azure Tips and Tricks, learn how to securely share Azure Blob storage data with Azure Data Share. For more tips and tricks, visit: http://azuredev.tips Get started with 12...
9/15/2019, Azure Tips and Tricks
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8/20/2019, Service Updates
Introducing a new set of copy APIs to enable efficient data transfer to Azure or inside Azure datacenters.
8/12/2019, YouTube: Microsoft Azure [0:07:11]
In this video, learn what Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge is, and how you can use it. You'll also learn how to configure, deploy, and use Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge module with...
8/8/2019, Service Updates
Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge is a lightweight, Azure-consistent IoT module that provides local block blob storage and enables you to automatically upload data to Azure from your local block...