Understanding Data Technologies in the Cloud
Managing and analyzing data in the cloud is just as important as it is anywhere else. To help you do this, Microsoft Azure provides a range of technologies for working with relational and non-relational data, both structured and unstructured data. This paper by David Chappell, Principal of Chappell & Associates, introduces some of the most important options. Azure provides a broad range of data management technologies: * Blobs. * Support for running a DBMS in a VM. * SQL Database. * DocumentDB. * Tables. * HDInsight (including Hadoop and HBase). * Search. Whatever application you’re trying to create, it’s likely that you’ll find something in this cloud platform that will work for you.