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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Using Azure Table storage

Azure Table storage is useful for storing large amounts of non-relational structured data. Non-relational data refers to data stored in tables (such as SQL databases); however, the tables have no relationship to each other; for instance, there are no foreign key constraints. The service is a NoSQL data store.

The components of Azure Table storage are shown in the following table:

Component

Purpose

Table

A table is a collection of entities, which closely correlates to a SQL database table. However, unlike a SQL database table, a table in Azure does not enforce a specific schema on the entities. Entities with different sets of properties can be stored in the same table.

Entity

An entity is a collection of properties, ...

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