Daniel Palme

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Azure - Feature overview and useful resources

Since Windows Azure is becoming more popular every day, it's time to get started with Azure development.
In this post I will provide an graphical overview of the various features and services of Windows Azure. Moreover I will provide some links to useful resources, which might help you to get started.

Graphical overview

The following overview shows all important features of Windows Azure (if your browser does not support SVG, you may also download the PDF version):

Map of Azure Storage Tables Schemaless NoSQL database with good scaling capabilities. Bad performance on complex queries. Queues FIFO message based storage. Useful for communi- cation between roles. Messages are limited to 8 kB. Blobs Cheap storage for (large) data. Accessible through URL which may result in a lower load on Web Role. Drives Durable NTFS volume. Implemented as Azure Page Blob containing VHD. SQL Azure Relational database based on SQL Server 2008 R2. Costs: ~10$ / GB Transactions are for free AppFabric Service Bus Secure messaging for distributed appli- cations. Access Control Identity and access control. Integrated with identity providers like Google and Active Directory. Caching Distributed in-memory cache to accelerate performance of ASP.NET applications and faster SQL Azure access. Integration Common Integration capabilities (pipeline, transforms, adapters) enable configurable processing of incoming and outgoing messages. Composite App Automates the deployment and management of the end to end appli- cation. Compute Web Role IIS based Webserver Elevated privileges and full IIS are available for more flexibility and control. Worker Role Background process- ing Elevated privileges are available for more flexibility and control. VM Role Cheap storage for (large) data. Accessible through URL which may result in a lower load on Web Role. Connectivity RDP Remote desktop connection. Useful for debugging and monitoring. Azure Connect IP-based network connectivity between on-premises and Windows Azure resources. Windows Azure Management

Useful resources

Until end of september you can also use Microsoft's free trial.

Downloads

Azure.pdf


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