New White Paper: Understanding NoSQL on Microsoft Azure
Strictly speaking, this isn’t a new whitepaper–it’s an update of an earlier paper I wrote on this topic. But Azure’s native support for NoSQL has gotten so much broader that the paper is almost entirely new.
The technologies it covers are:
- DocumentDB, Azure’s document store
- Tables, Azure’s key/value store
- HBase, Azure’s column family store, and
- HDInsight, Azure’s implementation of the Hadoop technology family.
As usual, my goal is to provide a big-picture introduction to these technologies. The paper won’t provide details on how to use any of them, but I hope it will provide a place to start in deciding whether you need NoSQL and in choosing among the options.
If this sounds interesting to you, the paper is available here.