Chapter 11. The Table service, a whole different entity
This chapter covers
- Introducing the Table service
- Getting started developing with the Table service
- Using the Table service in a production environment
In typical web applications, you’d normally store your data in a relational database, such as SQL Server. SQL Server is great at representing relational data and is a suitable data store for many situations, but it’s very difficult to design scalable SQL Server databases at low cost. To get around the problems of scalability, Windows Azure provides its own table-based storage mechanism called the Table service.
As the web server load increases for a site, you may need to scale up the number ...