In this chapter, we looked at the considerations that should be used while deciding between Azure Table storage or SQL Azure. The type of software project you are working on dictates the choice of technology that is better for you. In general, most standard business applications may benefit from the speed of the implementation by using SQL Azure. Small niche implementations or systems on a massive scale may benefit from using Table storage.
Next, we explored how Table storage works under the covers, as well as how it uses partitions to scale the performance of the data retrieval.
Finally, a Silverlight application was created that demonstrated how to persist data back to Table storage, how the two entities of different shapes can be retrieved from the same table, as well as how to interact with it from a Silverlight client.
In the next chapter, we will look at how the relational data can be used in