Chapter 2. Design and implement a storage and data strategy

In this section, we’ll look at most of the various methods of handling data and state in Microsoft Azure. All of the different data options can be somewhat overwhelming. For the last several decades, application state was primarily stored in a relational database system, like Microsoft SQL Server. Microsoft Azure has non-relational storage products, like Azure Storage Tables, Azure CosmosDB, and Azure Redis Cache. You might ask yourself which data product do you choose? What are the differences between each one? How do I get started if I have little or no experience with one? This chapter will explain the differences between relational data stores, file storage, and JSON document storage. ...

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