Azure Storage Service

Azure storage is a cloud storage solution for applications which provides applications additional scalability, durability and highly available storage for their data.

The 4 different types of Azure storage service are :

  1. Blob Storage : This supports any type of text or binary data, such as application installers, documents, media files etc. It stores unstructured object data hence also referred as object storage.
  2. Table Storage : It is for No-SQL key attribute datastore, which is useful for rapid development and provides quick access to huge amount of data.
  3. Queue Storage : User for communication between cloud services by providing reliable messaging for workflow processing
  4. File Storage : Used for shared storage for applications using SMB Protocol. Mounted shares are used to share files between Azure VM's and applications, to share files with the on-premises applications we can use file services Rest API.