Getting Started with Azure Blob and other Storage Service

Azure Blob is a cloud storage service from Azure, and great to master if your web service needs to store binary data and text.

  • Index
    • Understanding Structure of Blob Service
    • CRUD of Container
    • CRUD of Blob

The master document of how to is here; https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-dotnet-how-to-use-blobs/

What is Azure Blob storage?

Azure Blob storage is a service that stores file data in the cloud. Blob storage can store any type of text or binary data, such as a document, media file, or application installer. Blob storage is sometimes referred to as object storage.

OK. Azure Blob sounds like service for almost all web services.

What is Blob Storage

It is a service for storing large amounts of unstructured data, such as text or binary data, that can be accessed from anywhere in the world via HTTP or HTTPS. You can use Blob storage to expose data publicly to the world, or to store application data privately.

Common uses of Blob storage include:Serving images or documents directly to a browser.  Storing files for distributed access.  Streaming video and audio.  Performing secure backup and disaster recovery.  Storing data for analysis by an on-premises or Azure-hosted service

Great these are all thing I want to do.  Let’s see how we can use this service. Continue reading “Getting Started with Azure Blob and other Storage Service”