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Vermont.NET October: SQL Azure vs. Azure Table Storage: A real world comparison.

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SQL Azure vs. Azure Table Storage:

A real world comparison

Which Azure storage system should you use for your cloud application? Our company has been running our products on Azure since Azure was put into production in January 2010 and has been wrestling with this question ever since. Using a subsystem from a real production application as an example, we'll build a version using SQL Azure and Entity Framework and a version with Azure Table Storage. We'll analyze the affects each option has on cost, scalability, toolchain and application design and maintainability.

Microsoft has focused heavily on newcomers in it's guidance for Azure storage options. This presentation should help illuminate what to expect when you go beyond 'hello world' with these technologies.

Speaker: Zac Morris, WattMetrics
Zac Morris has worked as a developer for the last 10 years and has specialized in .NET development for the past 6. He has built systems for LOB and scientific data management/analysis, environmental sensor data acquisition and tele-operation of large robotic vehicles. Zac is now CTO for WattMetrics, a technology startup specializing in web-based environmental data monitoring systems. He thinks “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is probably the greatest show ever put on television.


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  • Mark K.

    I thought the presentation about SQL Azure was very informative and understandable. I learned a lot. Thanks.

    October 15, 2012

  • Mike J

    How appropriate: http://xkcd.org/1117/#

    1 · October 5, 2012

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