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  1. 83 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to delete from Table Storage by Partition

      There is no good way to delete multiple entries in Table Storage. All you can do is delete one at a time. For logging tables this can become VERY expensive. It would be great if we had the ability to use Partitions as a way to delete logical groups of data in Table Storage in a single transaction.

      This would allow for a partitioning scheme for grouping data in units that can easily be deleted. For example, logging data in WADLogsTable or rolling tables of data captured on a given partition can be archived easily and cleaned up.

      437 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Email Notifications of Storage/Capacity

        have email notifications of storage limit or service capacities. Recently ran out of space w/ no warning...

        6 votes
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        • enable oAuth 2.0 for Azure Storage Tables/Blobs

          enable oAuth 2.0 for Azure Storage Tables/Blobs

          23 votes
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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to set Proxy Server

            Allow the ability to set the proxy server for requests on windows azure storage

            I will say yes you can set the global but this isn't always ideal in all environments.

            3 votes
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              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add metadata support to storage queue messages

              Please add the capability to add custom metadata to storage queue messages so that we can more easily implement additional communication features on top of them (correlation, header based routing, ...)

              35 votes
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                under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • CloudPageBlobs should have a CURRENT snapshot name that always points to the latest

                CloudPageBlobs should have a CURRENT snapshot that always directly follows the latest version of the blob it is refrencing. This would allow for many read-only mounts of the VHD with out having to manage the create/delete cycle of time stamped labels. Additionally this mount would reduce the unmount/remount cycle that moves around drive letters and can mess up previously opened files.

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                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add DataSync for Windows Azure Storage so affinity groups under Traffic Manager can stay in sync

                  If I choose to use Table Storage with an application that is under Traffic Manager, I would still like to maintain an affinity group for lower latency. In order to do this today I would need to syncronize data between the each of the storage nodes

                  16 votes
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                    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Extend Table Storage Property Limit

                    Currently, Azure Tables only support 255 properties (columns) on a single entity (row) and a max row size of 1MB. This should be greatly extended (e.g. 10x+), particularly since Azure does not offer Join query support. Without Join support, devs are forced to span large data structures across multiple tables. When querying the data, devs have to manage this extra complexity as well as suffer the performance penalties of querying against N tables and then performing their own post-join operation. Azure Tables scale great in one dimension (# rows), but horribly in the other (# columns). While Azure Tables should…

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                      5 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add metadata to Table Storage tables

                      It would be very useful if table could have metadata associated with them beyond just their name. A user-defined metadata entity (just like a table entity) would be awesome.

                      4 votes
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                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 34 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Storage Emulator with storage transaction counting and billing simulation.

                          This enhancement would help to estimate production runtime costs and catch issues like excessive queue polling during development.

                          64 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Windows Azure Storage to filter the connection clients by their network info such as IP

                            Azure storage is protected using a connection string which contains credentials. Usually this connection string is placed in a configuration file. Reality tells us that information placed in configuration string leaks. It is likely that the storage configuration string will leak to non-authorized people. If someone has the connection string he owns your Azure storage!
                            It is not possible to compare Azure Storage connection string to SQL connection strings because SQL is not exposed to the web. Even if a bad guy has the connection string he cannot use it unless he get network access to the SQL server or…

                            362 votes
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                              under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support TCP connections to table/blob storage from within the datacenter (low latency, ultra fast).

                              We have the need for ultra-fast record range retrieval from table storage (a la on-site SQL Server) from our web roles in the same data center. This is driving a data-intensive BI engine that relies on low-latency access to massive streams of data. Currently, we are looking to MongoDB to fill this gap.

                              102 votes
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                                under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow complex types in Azure tables storage

                                Currently azure tables only support simple properties and flat entities. It would be great to make it more of a "object/graph" database with the ability to cascade entities, and do deep oData queries.

                                You could just make RavenDB available on azure.

                                4 votes
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                                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • create an API method for getting the number of BLOBs in a Container

                                  As far as I understand, there is currently no method for getting the total number of blobs in a single container.

                                  And there is also the maximum number of blobs per request (5.000).

                                  We have containers with 10k - 100k blobs so we would really need a way of quickly checking the number of blobs that are in a container.

                                  10 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Our apologies for not updating this ask earlier. Storage analytics at the container level is on our backlog, but is unlikely to be released in the coming year. Currently, account level analytics are available. In order to monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot an Azure Storage account, please see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-monitoring-diagnosing-troubleshooting. In .Net you can now use the Analytics class to process these metrics. The API can be referenced at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/microsoft.windowsazure.storage.analytics.aspx. For any further questions, or to discuss your specific scenario, send us an email at azurestoragefeedback@microsoft.com.

                                  • Tool that can help migrate existing on-premise relational database to Azure table storage

                                    This tool should understand the on-premise relational database schema and generate equivalent tables in Azure table storage (with rowkeys as current primary keys and partitionkeys based on the indexes on the current relational table).

                                    3 votes
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                                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Sub-containers

                                      Allow containers to be place inside another container. This way we can structure our blobs logically and still gain the advantages of place them inside containers (e.g, easy delete with one operation)

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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Blobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 19 votes
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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Queues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          132 votes
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                                            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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