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Microsoft Azure Table Storage System Properties

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NameMicrosoft Azure Table Storage
DescriptionA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets
Database modelWide column store
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Score2.68
Rank#77  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tables
DeveloperMicrosoft
Initial release2012
License Commercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceyes
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-free
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesno
SQL Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresno
Triggersno
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding Implicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes implicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys Referential integrityno
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic locking
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts Access controlAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures

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