Table Storage

Official Documentation

Service Description

Microsoft Azure Table Storage is another NoSQL database in the Microsoft Azure platform. Despite what the name suggests, it is not a table-based relational database system but instead a memory for storing large semi-structured data sets in the cloud that require only a primary key for access and do not require complex relational database operations. From a single key (consisting of two mandatory attributes: partition key and row key), it is possible to read entities that consist of freely definable, typed properties (a property consists of a name, a type (e.g., string, integer), and a value).

Using the primary key values, Microsoft Azure can consolidate entries into partitions and distribute these automatically to various storage media to optimize performance. The data is automatically stored in triplicate, in a high-availability way, and can be accessed via RESTful interfaces. Alternative means of access include .NET, Java, and PHP class libraries. Although Table Storage has less functionality than SQL Database in terms of data management and complex access operations, it does provide affordable storage of semi-structured data and enables efficient, high-performance access to this data. Data sets of up to 500 terabytes per storage account are supported.

Getting Started

  1. Azure Storage Performance, Scalability and Security
    4/29/2015, Video, 0:56:44
  2. Blobs and Tables: New Azure-Consistent Storage for your Datacenter
    5/19/2015, Video, 1:20:35
  3. Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer
    6/20/2016, Tool

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Azure Documentation

Tools

Tool Description
Cloud Combine Cloud Combine is IDE for cloud services that works in a way you expect. It supports Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Google Cloud as well as golden classics such as FTP.
Azure Management Studio One tool to manage your Microsoft Azure cloud storage, diagnostics data and application workflows.
Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer 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.

Videos

Date Title Length
2/22/2017 Customize table columns in Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer 0:04:04
12/28/2016 Storage Explorer table query 0:03:44
4/27/2016 Introduction to Azure Table Storage 0:29:09
3/31/2016 Introduction to Azure Table Storage 0:29:08
3/31/2016 Introduction to Azure Table Storage 0:29:08
5/19/2015 Blobs and Tables: New Azure-Consistent Storage for your Datacenter 1:20:35
5/14/2015 Azure Table Storage 101 with Jai Haridas 0:00:00
5/4/2015 Building Performance Applications Using Microsoft Azure Storage 0:00:00
4/29/2015 Azure Storage Performance, Scalability and Security 0:56:44
4/27/2015 Azure Storage for Developers: Overview and New Capabilities 1:05:05

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