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Azure Table Storage in Azure

In this article we will learn about Azure Table storage account in azure.

       Azure Table storage is a service that stores non-relational structured data (also known as structured NoSQL data) in the cloud.

       It provides a key/attribute store with a schema-less design.

       It means is that the data does not conform to a rigid schema.

it's easy to adapt your data as the needs of your application evolve.

Access to Table storage data is fast and cost-effective for many types of applications, and is typically lower in cost

Azure table storage, which is actually a NoSQL datastore, often comes into play when an organization needs to store large amounts of structured data. It’s perfect for scenarios that require the storage of structured non-relational data.


Azure Table storage usage

1.    Organizations will often use table storage to store flexible databases that include things like user data for Web applications or maybe even address books or device information.

2.     Table storage allows you to store all kinds of entities in a table.

3.    Storage accounts can contain as many tables as you need up to the capacity limits of the storage account itself.


Table storage contains the following components:


Tables storage component diagram


URL format: Azure Table Storage accounts use this format:

http://<storage account><table>


Azure Cosmos DB Table API accounts use this format:

http://<storage account><table>


You can address Azure tables directly using this address with the OData protocol

Accounts: All access to Azure Storage is done through a storage account. For more information about storage accounts.


All access to Azure Cosmos DB is done through a Table API account. See Create a Table API account for details creating a Table API account.


Table: A table is a collection of entities. Tables don't enforce a schema on entities, which means a single table can contain entities that have different sets of properties.


Entity: An entity is a set of properties, similar to a database row. An entity in Azure Storage can be up to 1MB in size. An entity in Azure Cosmos DB can be up to 2MB in size.


Properties: A property is a name-value pair. Each entity can include up to 252 properties to store data.

 Each entity also has three system properties that specify a partition key, a row key, and a timestamp.

 Entities with the same partition key can be queried more quickly, and inserted/updated in atomic operations. An entity's row key is its unique identifier within a partition.

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