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From Benjamin>
Subject Re: Azure Cloud Storage - Tables
Date Thu, 09 Sep 2010 04:35:09 GMT
And having said all that: Azure Table storage model doesn't look like
Cassandra.  There is a schema, there are partition keys.  It more
resembles something like VoltDB than the map of maps (of maps) of
Cassandra (and BigTable, and HBase).


On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Peter Harrison <> wrote:
> Microsoft has essentially copied the Cassandra approach for it's Table
> Storage. See here:
> It is I believe a compliment of sorts, in the sense that it is a
> validation of the Cassandra approach. The reason I know about this is
> that I attended a presentation about Azure last week, and one of the
> Azure team told us all about it. The Table Storage is essentially
> Cassandra; although I guess reimplemented.
> That said it would have been better for them to actually use Cassandra
> and commit development effort to help the project than simply
> reimplement. Given their desire to promote Azure as a platform for
> open source applications I would have thought this would be a no
> brainer.

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