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Windows Azure Platform by Tejaswi Redkar

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Chapter 5. Windows Azure Storage Part II – Queues

The Windows Azure Queue service is an Internet-scale message queuing system for cross-service communications. Even though the service is called a queue, the messages aren't guaranteed to follow the First In First Out (FIFO) pattern. The design focus of the Queue service is on providing a highly scalable and available asynchronous message communication system that's accessible anywhere, anytime. The Queue service provides a REST API for applications to use the large-scale Queue service infrastructure.

The Queue service is scoped at the account level. So, when you create an account on the Azure Services Developer Portal, you get access to the Queue service. Figure 5-1 illustrates the Azure Services ...

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