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

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Facilitating NoSQL with client-side projection

The Azure Table service is a powerful storage service that enables an application to save and query entities (potentially schemaless) with an unbelievable scalability target and, of course, minimal governance. As we can save several types of aggregates of different topologies into the same table, the Storage library helps us deal with this, performing client-side projection to provide the application with the strong-typed model, instead of a collection of key-value items for each entity.

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In this chapter, we wrote about two different ways to accomplish tasks with the Table service. We called them Method1 (for the WCF Data Services way) and Method2 (for the new officially supported OData method). ...

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