Azure Storage and Data Services


We have introduced Azure Storage Services. There are other services about storage and data on Azure.

Azure Cosmos DB: A globally distributed multi-model database service.

Azure Storage: Storage for blobs, queues, files and other non-relational data.

Azure SQL Database: Azure-based Microsoft SQL Server engine for storing relational tabular data.

1: When to use Azure Cosmos DB?

When our application needs document, table or graph database, we can consider Azure cosmos DB. It also includes MongoDB.

2: When to use Azure Storage?

When we have non-relational data, such as file shares, queues messages, blobs.

3: When to use Azure SQL database?

When we have data which was using traditional data storages such as MS SQL Server and our data needs transaction support, TSQL queries.