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Storage types in Azure RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    I have one innocent question.

    1- If we will create a Blob storage account. Then for the structured data, we need to create another account?

    2- If we create Storage v2 account. then automatically azure will set the data. for example unstructure data will be set on blob by microsoft etc. OR we will set it manually with the respect of data?

    Regards

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:29 PM

Answers

  • 1. No - unless you create a Blob account, rather than General Purpose. But that also depends on what you mean by "structured data". General purpose storage accounts can simultaneously host blob, file, queue, and table services.

    2. In general, you need to specify what type of service you want to use (file, blob, queue, or table) - although in some cases, that will be enforced based on the context in which you use the storage account (e.g. if you map a drive to file service endpoint, you will be connecting to a file service)

    hth
    Marcin

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:11 PM
  • Adding additional information to @ Marcin Policht

    1. As Marcin informed it depends on your structured data, Block and page blobs and tables have specific use cases.
    2. It’s based manually, how you select the options.

    The first major classification of data is structured and unstructured data. Structure data follows a particular format or pattern, whereas unstructured data does not follow any specific format. Within structured data also there can be multiple formats like sequential (Queue), Tabular etc.

    Azure Blob storage is the most versatile storage solution from Azure, which stores unstructured data in the form of object. This unstructured data includes documents, images, videos, log files and also Virtual Machine disks. 

    Queue is a particular type of Data Structure. Azure Queues are queues located in the Microsoft cloud which we can use for exchanging messages between components. Those components can present either in the cloud or on premise. 

    Azure Tables are a non-relational, key-value-pair, storage system suitable for storing large amount of unstructured or semi-structured data. Azure Tables is suitable for storing No-SQL data, which cannot be stored in a Relational database system, like SQL Server.  It is a specialized Storage Account to store unstructured data. Blob storage accounts support storing block blobs and append blobs, but not page blobs. For Page Blobs, which is used by Azure VMs, you have to go for General Purpose Storage Account.

    However, from the feature perspective, a Blob Storage Account offers all the features that a General Purpose V2 Storage Offers.

    Also, Blob Storage Account supports multiple Access Tiers based on data access patterns and needs. Those Access Tiers are Hot, Cool & Archive. 

    For an example: When you are Importing the data to Table Storage, you need to configure the Schema to Searchable / Retrievable for Unstructured data

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.

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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:22 PM
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All replies

  • 1. No - unless you create a Blob account, rather than General Purpose. But that also depends on what you mean by "structured data". General purpose storage accounts can simultaneously host blob, file, queue, and table services.

    2. In general, you need to specify what type of service you want to use (file, blob, queue, or table) - although in some cases, that will be enforced based on the context in which you use the storage account (e.g. if you map a drive to file service endpoint, you will be connecting to a file service)

    hth
    Marcin

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:11 PM
  • Adding additional information to @ Marcin Policht

    1. As Marcin informed it depends on your structured data, Block and page blobs and tables have specific use cases.
    2. It’s based manually, how you select the options.

    The first major classification of data is structured and unstructured data. Structure data follows a particular format or pattern, whereas unstructured data does not follow any specific format. Within structured data also there can be multiple formats like sequential (Queue), Tabular etc.

    Azure Blob storage is the most versatile storage solution from Azure, which stores unstructured data in the form of object. This unstructured data includes documents, images, videos, log files and also Virtual Machine disks. 

    Queue is a particular type of Data Structure. Azure Queues are queues located in the Microsoft cloud which we can use for exchanging messages between components. Those components can present either in the cloud or on premise. 

    Azure Tables are a non-relational, key-value-pair, storage system suitable for storing large amount of unstructured or semi-structured data. Azure Tables is suitable for storing No-SQL data, which cannot be stored in a Relational database system, like SQL Server.  It is a specialized Storage Account to store unstructured data. Blob storage accounts support storing block blobs and append blobs, but not page blobs. For Page Blobs, which is used by Azure VMs, you have to go for General Purpose Storage Account.

    However, from the feature perspective, a Blob Storage Account offers all the features that a General Purpose V2 Storage Offers.

    Also, Blob Storage Account supports multiple Access Tiers based on data access patterns and needs. Those Access Tiers are Hot, Cool & Archive. 

    For an example: When you are Importing the data to Table Storage, you need to configure the Schema to Searchable / Retrievable for Unstructured data

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Do click on "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, this can be beneficial to other community members.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:22 PM
    Moderator