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Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development by Nathan Duchene, Richard J. Dudley

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Chapter 8. Queue Storage

Besides Blob Storage and Table Storage, Queue Storage is the third type of simple storage option in Windows Azure. Queues are designed to be a reliable method for front-end servers to asynchronously communicate with back-end servers. Persistent queues provide a robust messaging system between the different tiers of our application, and decoupling front-and back-end servers from one another allows one end to scale independently of the other. As with Table and Blob Storage, there is both a rich client library and REST API, which can be leveraged to access Queue Storage.

In this chapter, we'll:

  • Learn what Azure Queue Storage is
  • Discuss why we would want to use a queue
  • See how to access Queue Storage via REST or a .NET client ...

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