Chapter 16. Service Broker

Roger Wolter

In the SQL Server 2005 edition of this book, I described Service Broker as the most powerful and least understood new feature in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. In SQL Server 2008, one might argue that Service Broker still isn’t well understood, but in the three intervening years, a wide variety of Service Broker applications have been built. Many of these take advantage of the reliable messaging aspects of Service Broker—reliable event distribution, distributing content to local and remote Web sites; delivering banking transactions from branch banks to the main office; delivering point-of-sale (POS) transactions from remote stores to headquarters; real-time Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) for data warehouse ...

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