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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Step by Step by Mike Hotek

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Chapter 16. Service Broker

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Create Service Broker applications

  • Create services

  • Create queues

  • Create conversations

  • Create message types

  • Process messages on a queue

Introduced in SQL Server 2005, Service Broker brings an asynchronous message queuing system to the SQL Server platform that allows you to build scalable, resilient, multi-platform solutions.

Most applications utilize a synchronous process whereby a request is submitted to SQL Server, the application waits for a response, and then the application user can proceed to the next step in their process. Many modern applications are built on architectures that require requests to span multiple platforms. With synchronous requests, a single platform in ...

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