In this video, discover a new database offering in Microsoft Azure: Cosmos DB. This multi-modal database includes an API compatible with Azure storage tables.
- [Instructor] Now that you are familiar…with Azure Storage Tables,…let just also briefly introduce Cosmos DB.…Cosmos DB is a multi-modal database,…meaning it has APIs for working with different kinds of data…and one of those kinds of data is the table structure data…that we've used in Azure Storage Tables.…The API on Cosmos DB for working with table data…is identical to Azure Storage Tables,…and so it's very easy to move your applications…from Azure Storage Tables to Cosmos DB table API.…
One of the key distinctions with Cosmos DB…is that it is globally distributed,…and so significantly different from Azure Storage accounts…that are bound to a single region.…Let's dive a bit deeper into the documentation,…and see what is unique in the table API of Cosmos DB,…different from traditional Azure Storage Tables.…And so here we can see one of the big differences…is around performance…we have both latency and throughput improvements.…
We have the global distribution improvement…in that our data can be distributed…from one to 30 or more regions,…
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Azure Table storage tables allow developers to store structured NoSQL data in the cloud. In this installment of the Azure Storage for Developers series, learn how to most effectively leverage this cost-effective service. Instructor Anton Delsink explains how to create a storage account and take steps to configure security, including how to use shared access signatures and encrypt data at rest. He then introduces Azure Table storage, explaining how to create and query tables. Finally, he goes over Cosmos DB, a multi-modal database offering in Microsoft Azure that includes an API compatible with Azure Storage tables.
- Creating a Blob storage account
- Stored access policies for granting privileges
- Shared access signatures
- Encrypting data at rest
- Connecting to and creating a table
- Creating entities
- Querying tables
- Performance constraints of Azure Storage tables