Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

Simplekv supports storing data in Microsoft Azure Block Blob Storage.

The backend uses the azure-storage-blob python distribution to access the azure blob storage and currently supports versions 2.x and 12.x.

Note that azure-storage-blob is not a dependency for simplekv. You need to install it manually, otherwise you will see an ImportError.

Here is a short example:

from import AzureBlockBlobStore

conn_string = 'DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName=devstoreaccount1;AccountKey=Eby8vdM02xNOcqFlqUwJPLlmEtlCDXJ1OUzFT50uSRZ6IFsuFq2UVErCz4I6tq/K1SZFPTOtr/KBHBeksoGMGw==;'

store = AzureBlockBlobStore(conn_string=conn_string, container='MyContainerName', public=False)

# at this point, we can use the store like any other
store.put(u'some-key', b'Hello, World!')

# print out what's behind some-key. you should be able to see it
# in the container now as well
print store.get(u'some-key')


The tests for the azure backend either

  • use a real azure blob store account or
  • use the Azurite blob storage emulator

The travis tests use the second method.

To test with a real blob store account, edit the file azure_credentials.ini s.t. the first config section contains the actual account_name and account_key of your test account.

To test against a locally running azurite instance make sure to start azurite:

docker run -p 10000:10000 azurite-blob --blobHost &

before running the tests.

To skip the tests of the azure backend, comment out the account_name in the azure_credentials.ini file.

class, container=None, public=False, create_if_missing=True, max_connections=2, max_block_size=None, max_single_put_size=None, checksum=False, socket_timeout=None)