Accessing the Azure Storage Services
Updated: February 5, 2014
The Azure storage services provide persistent, durable storage. All storage services are managed through a storage account, which you can create in Visual Studio, or by using the Azure Platform Management Portal. The storage services include:
The Blob service, for storing binary data
The Queue service, for reliable, persistent messaging between role instances
The Table service, for structured storage that you can query
|In addition to the Azure storage services, the Azure platform provides SQL Database, a cloud-based relational database that is built on Microsoft SQL Server. To learn more about Azure storage, see Storage Documentation.|
The topics in this section discuss how you can work with the Azure storage services while you are building your Azure application in Visual Studio.