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I'm just starting to learn Azure and I can't see too many scenarios where you would want to put something into an Azure storage table as opposed to SQL. I guess maybe I'm used to working in environments where I need related data?

When is it better to put something into an Azure storage table and not in a table in an Azure SQL database?

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SQL stores relational database whereas Azure Tables stores the non-relational database of massive sizes. 

In terms of scalability, Azure Table is more scalable than Azure SQL.

Talking about Queries, Azure SQL has no limitations but in Azure table, you are restricted to only 1000 queries.

Coming to the cost, Azure tables cost  $0.00036/ 10,000 transactions and around $0.075 per GB/month. 

For detailed Azure SQL pricing, click here.

So, there is no defined answer to when to use the Azure table and when Azure SQL. You just need to know what works for you and your requirements and the data you have. 

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