Introduction to Azure Storage


Different Component Of Azure Storage

In this blog, we will learn about different component of Azure Storage.


Introduction


Microsoft Azure Storage is cloud storage that allows storing both structured and unstructured data. There are five types of storage available within Microsoft Azure Storage:

  • Azure File

  • Azure Blob

  • Azure Table

  • Azure Queues

  • Azure Disk



Azure Storage has all capabilities of Modern cloud storage solution.


  • It is scalable.

  • It is highly available.

  • Secure Access Data

  • It is Managed by Microsoft Azure, .i.e., all security update, patches, feature updates.

  • Data stored within it is accessible via REST API. Moreover, packages (that allows data access) are available in different programming Language.


Azure Blob


Azure Blob
  • Azure Blob is a cloud object storage.

  • It stores unstructured data.

  • Logs file can be stored.

  • Provide Streaming of Audio and video.

  • Data stored within it is accessible via REST API and package written in a different programming language.




Azure Queues

Azure Queue
  • Azure Queues are messaging Service.

  • It can store unstructured data in Buffer for the infinite time period. ( Default value of time to live is 7 days for data)

  • Maximum size of data is 64KB.

  • Data is accessible via REST API.



Azure Files


Azure File
  • It is the managed file share in the cloud.

  • It stores unstructured data.

  • It uses SMB (Server Message Block) protocol or NFS ( Network File Share) Protocol.

  • It can be used in cloud and on-premise both.

  • It can be used to replace on-premise file sharing service.

  • Data is accessible via REST API.


Azure Tables

Azure Table Storage
  • It is a NoSQL (Key Value Pair) database.

  • It stores structured data.

  • Data is accessible via REST API and packages written in a different programming language.

  • Allows fast access data compared to other databases.


Azure Disk


Azure Disk
  • It is block-level cloud storage ( Emulation of Physical hard Drive ).

  • It has 3 options Premimium SSD ( Solid State Drive ), Standard SSD ( Solid State Drive) and Standard HDD ( Hard Disk Drive ).

  • Facilitate upload of on-premise VMs to Azure.

  • Allows integration with Availability Set and Availability Zones.





Different type of Storage Account


General Purpose V2 Account


It has Blob Storage, File Storage, Table Storage and Queue Storage.

General Purpose V1 Account


It is a legacy storage account and offers Blob Storage, File Storage, Table Storage and Queue Storage.


Block Blob Storage Accounts


It stores block and blob data and recommended for high transaction rate and low latency rate scenario.


File Storage Accounts


It only allows File Share.


Blob Storage Accounts


It only allows for blob storage.


I hope this blog helps you to get a basic understanding of Azure Storage Account.


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