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Microsoft Azure Development Cookbook Second Edition by Neil Mackenzie, Roberto Freato

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Chapter 5. Going NoSQL with Azure Tables

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a table
  • Inserting, updating, deleting, and querying data against the Table service
  • Using entity group transactions
  • Using continuation tokens and server-side paging
  • Going inside continuation tokens and segmented queries
  • Handling entity serialization events
  • Facilitating NoSQL with client-side projection

Introduction

The Microsoft Azure Table Service is the Storage service feature that provides cost-effective scalable storage of entities.

During the last 3 decades, relational databases have become the dominant data storage systems. Relational databases are transaction oriented and implement ACID semantics in which database transactions are atomic, consistent ...

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