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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am looking for some good resource to see the difference between blob and files which scenario is  best for what.

    My requirement is to store programatically some PDFs( of size 2 or 3 MB)  for each order and retrieve it programatically when user view the order. Which is the best storage type to use? Blob or Files for this scenario?

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:47 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The File storage offers cloud-based SMB file shares, if you are porting an existing application that needs to share files then use Azure File Service. File share up to 5TB capacity limit.

    If you are developing a new application, you should leverage the native Azure API directly into Blob Storage, in this scenario we can use blob storage, because the blob storage up to the 500 TB capacity limit.

     

    If you still have questions, welcome to post back here. Thanks.

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    • Marked as answer by Rizwan MD Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:16 PM
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:03 AM

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  • This info will help - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-introduction#introducing-the-azure-storage-services
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:57 AM
  • Hi!

    Blobs will be better:

    - They are cheaper than files

    - Have less limitations 

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:36 AM
  • Hi,

    The File storage offers cloud-based SMB file shares, if you are porting an existing application that needs to share files then use Azure File Service. File share up to 5TB capacity limit.

    If you are developing a new application, you should leverage the native Azure API directly into Blob Storage, in this scenario we can use blob storage, because the blob storage up to the 500 TB capacity limit.

     

    If you still have questions, welcome to post back here. Thanks.

    Best Regards,


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Rizwan MD Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:16 PM
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:03 AM
  • Thanks for your suggestion.
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:16 PM