Message Queuing Basics

Database products such as Microsoft SQL Server divide information into multiple databases that contain multiple tables. Message queues separate information into distinct queues that are usually associated with different operations or tasks. For example, an e-commerce program might read order information from a ProductOrders queue, and a data-mining component might read from a RequestedTasks queue. By default, all queues are stored in the directory C:\[Windows Dir]\System32\Storage of the host computer. Outgoing messages that haven’t yet been sent might be stored in memory or they might also be found in the Storage directory on the sending computer, depending on the requested transmission method. Figure 8-1 shows a simplified ...

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