Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Part I

In this blog post, we’re going to compare Windows Azure Blob Storage Service and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) from core functionality point of view. In this blog post we’re going to focus on core concepts, pricing and feature comparison between blob containers and buckets (defined below). In … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon DynamoDB–Summary

I wrote a detailed blog post comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon DynamoDB. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/04/30/comparing-windows-azure-table-storage-and-amazon-dynamodb/. This blog post summarizes that comparison. Like the other post, for the sake of brevity … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon DynamoDB

In this blog post, we are going to compare Windows Azure Table Storage Service and Amazon DynamoDB from core functionality point of view. For the sake of brevity, we’re going to refer Windows Azure Table Storage Service as WATS and Amazon DynamoDB as ADDB. From fundamental functionality point of … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon SimpleDB–Summary

Over the past few weeks, I have been writing a detailed blog post comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon SimpleDB. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/04/21/comparing-windows-azure-table-storage-and-amazon-simpledb/. This blog post summarizes the comparison. Like … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Table Storage and Amazon SimpleDB

In this blog post, we are going to compare Windows Azure Table Storage Service and Amazon SimpleDB from core functionality point of view. For the sake of brevity, we’re going to refer Windows Azure Table Storage Service as WATS and Amazon SimpleDB as ASDB. From fundamental functionality point of … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Queue Service and Amazon Simple Queue Service–Summary

Over the past few weeks, I have been writing a detailed blog post comparing Windows Azure Queue Service and Amazon Simple Queue Service. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/03/27/comparing-windows-azure-queue-service-and-amazon-simple-queue-service/. This post turned out to be … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Queue Service and Amazon Simple Queue Service

In this blog post, we’re going to compare Windows Azure Queue Service and Amazon Simple Queue Service from core functionality point of view. For the sake of brevity, we’re going to refer Windows Azure Queue Service as WAQS and Amazon Simple Queue Service as ASQS in the rest of this blog post. From … [Read more...]

Programmatically finding Deployment Slot from code running in Windows Azure

I’ve seen a number of threads on MSDN forums for Windows Azure where folks want to know if their application is running in “Production” or “Staging” slot in a Windows Azure hosted service. There may be situations where you don’t want your code to execute certain functionality when it is running in … [Read more...]

Effective way of fetching diagnostics data from Windows Azure Diagnostics Table (Hint: Use PartitionKey)

As we all know Windows Azure Diagnostics data is stored in Windows Azure Storage. Depending on the kind of diagnostics data being collected, it could either store in Table Storage (WAD* tables e.g. WADLogsTable table for trace logs data) or Blob Storage (wad-* blob containers e.g. wad-crash-dumps … [Read more...]