We get a few queries every now and then on the availability of utilities for Windows Azure Storage and decided to put together a list of the storage explorers we know of. The tools are all Windows Azure Storage explorers that can be used to enumerate and/or transfer data to and from blobs, tables or queues. Many of these are free and some come with evaluation periods.
I should point out that we have not verified the functionality claimed by these utilities and their listing does not imply an endorsement by Microsoft. Since these applications have not been verified, it is possible that they could exhibit undesirable behavior.
Do also note that the table below is a snapshot of what we are currently aware of and we fully expect that these tools will continue to evolve and grow in functionality. If there are corrections or updates, please click on the email link on the right and let us know. Likewise if you know of tools that ought to be here, we’d be happy to add them.
In the below table, we list each Windows Azure Storage explorer, and then put an “X” in each block if it provides the ability to either enumerate and/or access the data abstraction. The last column indicates if the explorer is free or not.
(Table updated on 1/5/2011)
Windows Azure Storage Explorer
Azure Blob Studio 2011
Azure Blob Compressor Enables compressing blobs for upload and download
Azure Blob Explorer
Azure Storage Explorer
Azure Storage Explorer for Eclipse
Azure Storage Simple Viewer
Azure Web Storage Explorer A portal to access blobs, tables and queues
Cerebrata Cloud Storage Studio
Cloud Berry Explorer
Clumsy Leaf Azure Explorer Visual studio plug-in
Factonomy Azure Utility
Gladinet Cloud Desktop
MyAzureStorage.com A portal to access blobs, tables and queues
Windows Azure Management Tool
Windows Azure Storage Explorer for Visual Studio 2010
Thanks for sharing those links. Actually, I am rather surprised that Microsoft itself isn't working on a product equivalent to the "SQL Management Studio". This product is one of the killer-feature of SQL Server, the piece that really stands out of the competition.
Expecting the community to deliver an equivalent product for Windows Azure looks risky to me and the 'NDoc' story is likely to repeat. Not mentioning that storage management is super-mission critical and evolve a very high level of trust in the 3rd party tool.
Clumsy Leaf Azure Explorer is not free as marked. It's $50 per license.
None of the above is a web application, is there a web explorer?
When you upload a new package, you can browse your blob to located it in storage. I'd like to have similar web functionality rather than simple win form app
Cerebrata for one offers a browser based storage explorer. It requires a Silverlight enabled browser and currently is free to use
I thought I'd mention that version 4 of Azure Storage Explorer is out and now suppports page blobs.
Hi, I would like to let you know that my Azure Blob Client is now "Azure Blob Studio 2011", with new features targeting Windows Azure SDK 1.3. It is now also available both as a stand-alone WPF client and as an extension for Visual Studio 2010. With async support now things go better :-)
The updated URL is: azureblobstudio.codeplex.com
Thanks for the mention!
I would feel MS should develop one better tool which will give more information like :
1. Query -> result
2. Time took for processing
3. Request id's
4. Diagnostic information.
You can also use the Blob Transfer Utility to download and upload all your blob files.
It's a tool to handle thousands of (small/large) blob transfers in a effective way.
Binaries and source code, here: http://bit.ly/blobtransfer