When it comes to storing Data in the Cloud there are "many ways to skin a cat". While a particular prominent economist might be able to tell you a dozen different he'd like to do it, in this far more politically correct session, Chris Auld will take you through a dozen different approaches to data storage in Windows Azure. From core platform features such as SQL Azure and Azure Storage to both traditional and NoSQL databases running in the new Azure IaaS service, the options are almost endless. In this session we'll look at the pros and cons of various options. What scales, what performs and at what cost. Some of the insights might just surprise you.