In the last part of our Azure Storage series, we discussed the Azure Storage Account, which is the actual gateway between your Azure subscription and contents. Now it’s time to outline the services in the form of different abstractions, such as blobs, tables, disks, queues and files. This part walks through Blob storage.
Let’s start with the basics. Blob stands for “binary large object” and is a collection of binary data stored as a single entity. You can think of blobs as files we use every day. Any unstructured object data, such as text, binary, images, documents, video or audio, are accepted as blobs by Azure.