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A Developer’s Guide to SQL Server 2005 by Dan Sullivan, Bob Beauchemin

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11. SQL Server Service Broker

SQL SERVER SERVICE BROKER (SSB) is part of SQL Server and is used to build reliable, scalable, asynchronous, distributed data applications. With Service Broker, the developers of these applications can concentrate their efforts on the issues of the problem space in which they are going to be applied. The system-level details of implementing a messaging application are delegated to Service Broker itself.

Messaging Applications

Messaging applications are nothing new. Almost all large-scale enterprise applications use at least some messaging infrastructure. In general, messaging applications take a different approach from applications based on calling functions that return a result. When you use a message-based application, ...

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