Explore Azure Storage blobs, a general-purpose storage platform for cloud native applications to store unstructured data.
- [Instructor] Azure storage blobs…offer unstructured storage in the cloud.…It's the general purpose storage.…It's comparable with Amazon Web Services S3…and we have three types of blobs in Azure Storage.…One is called block blobs,…and this is what you would expect from a blob.…You can upload the whole thing at once…and you can make changes to parts of it,…blocks within a blob.…We have a page blob, which is…what we use for virtual machine disks,…and we have an append blob, which is append only.…
We can access Azure Storage…through multiple client libraries, of course.….NET, Java, Node.js, and so forth.…And if none of those fit your needs,…then you can talk to the REST API directly.…Now, the use cases for block blobs are manyfold…and just think of it as your file system in the cloud.…General storage with one significant consideration:…We do have a tiering option.…So, if we pick a storage account…that is made specifically for blobs,…so not a general purpose storage account,…then we can choose hot, cool, or archive storage tiering.…
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Azure Storage is an important part of the Microsoft Azure developer toolkit. In this course, Anton Delsink provides a high-level overview of what Azure Storage is, as well as a brief look at the options available to developers: table, file, queue, and blob-based storage. Anton starts the course with a tour of the Azure portal and an explanation of how to create both a general-purpose storage account and a Blob storage account. Next, he covers important security and deployment topics that apply across all storage options. To wrap up, he briefly goes over each storage area. For a more in-depth exploration of each storage area—files, tables, blobs, and queues—check out additional courses in the Azure Storage for Developers series.
- Creating general-purpose and Blob storage accounts
- Shared key authentication
- Using shared access signatures (SAS)
- Granting privileges with stored access policies
- Encrypting data at rest
- Deploying Azure storage accounts from the command line
- Deploying Azure storage accounts using PowerShell
- Storage types, including blobs, tables, queues, and files