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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Pie in the Sky (June 15, 2012)

Hey, it’s Friday already! We’ve got a bunch of links today, most of which are related to the recently published spring update for Windows Azure. Overview of the New Windows Azure Package Format: The format for .cspkg files has been updated (and simplified!). Generating SSH key pair for Linux VM deployment on Windows Azure: “Linux…

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Windows Azure Storage and Concurrent Access

A lot of the examples of using Windows Azure Storage that I run across are pretty simple and just demonstrate the basics of reading and writing. Knowing how to read and write usually isn’t sufficient for a multi-instance, distributed application. For applications that run more than one instance (i.e. pretty much everything you’d run in…

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