Monday, August 8, 2011

Microsoft announced Windows Azure Storage Analytics

Last week Microsoft released  Windows Azure Storage Analytics. This feature offers developers and operations the ability to track, analyze, and debug usage of Windows Azure Storage (Blobs, Tables and Queues). You can use this data to analyze storage usage to improve the design of your applications and their access patterns to Windows Azure Storage. Analytics data consists of:

  • Logs
    • Provide trace of executed requests for Blobs, Tables and Queues
  • Metrics
    • Provide summary of key capacity and request statistics for Blobs, Tables and Queues

The official announcement can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2011/08/03/announcing-windows-azure-storage-analytics.aspx and Steve Marx talked about some of the new features here:http://blog.smarx.com/posts/playing-with-the-new-windows-azure-storage-analytics-features and even created a sample application: http://storageanalytics.cloudapp.net.