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HDInsight Essentials - Second Edition by Rajesh Nadipalli

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Azure storage management

Windows Azure storage is a cloud storage solution that abstracts physical storage and allows end users to build scalable applications. The Windows HDInsight service leverages Azure Blob storage but still provides all the HDFS command line and other programming interfaces.

Azure storage has the following characteristics:

  • Cost effective, as you only have to pay for what you use
  • Scalable and flexible, as you can scale up or down your application based on your business needs
  • Replicated based on your requirements either locally or geo-replicated at another distant data center
  • Highly available, as multiple replicas provide fault tolerance
  • Accessible via REST API

Let's take a look at how to manage and monitor your Azure storage.

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