Understanding NoSQL Technologies on Windows Azure
The NoSQL wave began in the cloud, and so you’d expect cloud platforms–including Windows Azure–to support these technologies. To help people understand the Windows Azure NoSQL options, I’ve written a Microsoft-sponsored white paper that surveys the topic.
Understanding NoSQL Technologies on Windows Azure looks at both the native options, such as Windows Azure Tables, and the open source databases that can run in Windows Azure VMs, e.g., MongoDB. The paper focuses on what these technologies are and why you’d use them, rather than how to use them, and the goal is to help you understand and make better choices about using NoSQL databases on Windows Azure.