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  1. Support "skip" in Azure Table

    MSDN says the "take" operator is only supported for the first 1,000 rows...

    I need to access row number 5,000 in a highly partitioned storage layout. Support for "skip" is a requirement if we are to continue development.

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  2. Table storage garbage collection

    Would be awesome to have the ability to set a data expiration/garbage collection policy on table rows. We have to write workers to delete old data now.

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  3. Add an atomic Increment operator on table storage. See MongoDB for example.

    It's hard to create pre-aggregated counters in table storage when using multiple workers. For example, a page hit counter will have wrong counts if incremented by pulling work from a queue and updating an entity representing the page using multiple workers.

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  4. Make Join on the Table storage

    Allow join feature on table storage.

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  5. 14 votes
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  6. Add ability to view Azure Table size/entity count (rows)

    Hi Mike,

    I've created this idea as suggested on the forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsazure/thread/ea18ae29-36a3-42c6-8420-877216efbd42

    One of the big challenges in adopting azure table storage over traditional SQL storage is the ability to know how much data is stored and how it is being used.

    Being able to break size/rows down by partition would be invaluable when trying to modify / optimize Partition & Row keys. (Given data doesn't always grow as we would expect, and new bottlenecks can & will emerge).

    In addition the ability to view the usage data per table / partition would be fantastic.

    Obviously there are ways of…

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  7. aggregated data using REST call

    hi expert,

    I just want to know is there any way to get aggregated data using REST call form azure table storage.

    for example: In my table : test there are two properties Key and Value and suppose key have key= "CPU" and value = 10; or key ="Memory" and value = 90 and so on (similer key) ...so when i call using REST it response all data of CPU and Memory in XML but i want aggregate data from azure storage when i request call using REST . I dont want that first get all data locally then perform…

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  8. Entity Framework provider for Azure Storage

    Even if clearly impossible to have all relational features implemented, a mapping between EF entities and Azure Storage tables would be great, as would simplify the migration of the data layer to Azure.

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  9. Idempotent entity deletion (i.e. delete with retry should work)

    In cloud apps, it's important to make all operations idempotent, to facilitate handling behavior of intermittent hardward/software faults. In particular, the DELETE operation on the Table Storage is not idempotent (deleting a missing entity throws an error code). It would be much better if it was possible to specify an optional idempotent behavior.

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  10. Support entity group operation but without transaction

    Current Table Storage supports only "Transaction" behavior (that is to say all or nothing). It's not possible to have a ContinueOnError behavior while processing entity group operation without transaction, which can be rather painful in some situations.

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  11. Improve Session support with TableStorageSessionStateProvider

    The November '09 TableStorageSessionStateProvider could be improved in a few ways:

    1.) Make it use DataConnectionString instead of blobServiceBaseUri, tableServiceBaseUri, AccountName, and sharedKey.

    2.) Make it clean up old entries in the Sessions table and blobs in sessionprovidercontainer.

    3.) Improve performance.

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  12. build a journaling system for azure table storage

    Cloud storage services such as Windows Azure Table storage do present somewhat unique opportunities for protecting us against failures. Yaron Goland has proposed (http://www.goland.org/do-i-need-to-backupjournal-my-windows-azure-table-store/) what he termed a "journal" system which captures all PUT, POST & DELETE operations against a service:

    I would like to have a journal that records every command issued against the system ... then when I find out about a data logic corruption bug caused by my front end I could at least try to figure out which of my users was likely to be affected by reviewing the journal
    

    The very nature of…

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  13. Add TableStorage LINQ query support for Select, Count and Contains

    Critical functions such as Select, Count and Contains are not currently available when querying TableStorage data.

    If I only want a total number of rows that match a certain criteria I have no choice but to retrieve the data, count it and throw it away.

    Adding support for Select would also help with heavy queries by only returning the data selected from a query.

    Contains would be useful for searching. Using the Compare function is annoying.

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  14. to install Silverligh ClientAccessPolicy.xml on table storage and provide an editor

    to install Silverligh ClientAccessPolicy.xml on table storage and provide an editor. That way we can use table storage from within Silverlight.

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    under review  ·  Jeff Irwin responded

    While this is not possible today for table storage, it can be done for blob storage using the root container (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh488356.aspx). Additionally, Table Storage can be accessed from JavaScript running in a browser using Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) Headers (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2013/11/27/windows-azure-storage-release-introducing-cors-json-minute-metrics-and-more.aspx). Adding support for ClientAccessPolicy.xml in Table Storage is under review.

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  16. 8 votes
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    under review  ·  Jeff Irwin responded

    Can those who have voted for this feature please provide some more details about what specifically they would like to see added to these technologies?

  17. Add Support for Lists/Arrays in Azure Tables

    Azure tables need an option to support lists/arrays for per entity instance.

    Both Google App Engine (http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/python/datastore/typesandpropertyclasses.html#ListProperty) and Amazon's simpledb both already offer this.

    It enables an effective way to relate entities without the over head of traditional SQL.

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  18. Support secondary Indexes

    Need to be able to sort on something other than the rowkey

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