Azure Vault Storage in HDInsight: A Robust and Low Cost Storage Solution

UPDATE: Windows Azure HDInsight has shipped. Azure Storage Vault (ASV) is now just blob storage. Note the following changes in the syntax used to access data in blob storage: The asv:// syntax is being deprecated for wasb:// (WASB = Windows Azure Storage – BLOB service) Both the asv:// and wasb:// syntax will work for now,…

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Real World Windows Azure: Optimizing PHP Applications for the Cloud

June 7, 2012 update: The Microsoft Windows Azure team has released a new Windows Azure SDK for PHP. This release is part of an effort to keep PHP client libraries up to date with new Windows Azure features and to make PHP a first-class citizen in Windows Azure. The latest client libraries are on GitHub:…