Custom Diagnostics Appender
Azure should allow diagnostics data to be stored to a location other than Azure Table Storage (which is a **** of a pain to consume it from any useful logging solutions, e.g. splunk, nagios, etc), since there's no easy way to perform tail (or scalable query) on Table Storage.
Even sqlserver or servicebus topic would be far more useful. But ideally let the developer to write their own diagnostics appender.
We are working on a way to save diagnostics to blob storage in addition to Table storage. Blobs should be easier for 3rd party tools like splunk to work with.
Adam Jones commented
Rather than forcing blobs or tables, allow developers to write their own sink.