In this video, explore the tools available for data migration from Azure storage tables to Cosmos DB.
- [Instructor] Should you wish to take a look…at Cosmos DB as an alternative to Azure storage tables,…do take a look at our course on Cosmos DB in our library,…and also make sure you study the migration options.…For those of us with data already in Azure storage,…specifically Azure storage tables,…there are two different ways to migrate.…One is to use the data migration tool, called dt.exe.…And you can use it to migrate data…from an Azure storage table implementation…into a Cosmos DB table API.…
And of course there is also the trustworthy AzCopy,…which you can use to export from your Azure storage account,…and then import into your Cosmos DB instance.…Remember to take a look at the documentation.…Improvements are ongoing, and so here in the documentation…we can see we have the data migration tool…as well as the AzCopy option.…And then once you've done your migration,…then of course you have the option to enable…the Cosmos DB capabilities like distribution globally,…take advantage of the indexes, and so forth.…
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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