Chapter 4. Accessing Windows Azure data storage

In this chapter:

This chapter introduces features of Windows Azure Data Management Services that are applicable to all types of data storage in the cloud, such as authentication, segmented reads, and transient error recovery. Many of these higher-level features follow repetitive patterns or require code to implement as opposed to what would be required with a higher level of abstraction. It is generally desirable, therefore, to have an abstraction layer such as the Windows Azure client library to act as a façade to simplify the underlying RESTful application programming interface (API) and ...

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