Enable SQL Service Broker in SQL Azure
Service Broker should be available in Windows Azure.
Support service broker
Today we don’t have a cloud equivalent of SQL service broker outside of either service bus or SQL Server in a VM. I’d love to understand the scenarios that you have in mind. Please send me email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to continue the conversation.
Kevin Christensen commented
Service Broker support would be a huge plus when deciding between on-prem and Sql Azure.
We use SQL dependency in asp.net for caching database data. Maybe it is not necessary and can be replaced by other mechanism, but we develop an application and this is part of it. What I need is a kind of smooth transition and even ability to work against normal SQL or Azure. Otherwise there is all the time the question whether Azure is worth the necessary effort.
Stephen Dillon commented
Have you considered Azure's IAAS offer instead of SQL Azure? There is a Windows Azure Queue capability as well as Topics and Subscriptions.
Regarding SQL Azure, a.k.a. SQL Database circa 2013, it is not "SQL Server". It is a "NewSQL" database, sometimes also referred to as a Service Database, that allows for horizontally scalable relational databases within the Windows Azure. It is fitting that the role of the SQL Broker is not implemented when using SQL Azure by its very nature of the Cloud.
If you were to use Azure's IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service) offer then you could implement an Azure VM within the Cloud. You will lose the SQL Azure scalability and retain the SQL Broker messaging.
Richard Kiessig commented
+1 for SqlDependency. Caching is that much more important in a multi-tenant environment like SQL Azure / Windows Azure -- and query notifications enable much more efficient caching in many cases, even across multiple web app instances.
We need something like a messaging system on the Azure.Sometimes a query is heavy and we need to run it of the server,but we do not like to wait and we need to close the app and see the result later so it is necessary.
Yes! I also need SqlDependency for Caching purposes.
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Without service broker on azure, it forces us to use AWS windows instances since we cannot duplicate the functionality any other way in azure. Since there is total silence on a roadmap for ssb on azure, AWS is our current plan forward.
ssb transport and dialog security should be part of azure...real advantages would be realized if this was implemented!!!
Need SqlDependency for Caching purposes.
Jamie Thomson commented
If I can access AppFabric Service Bus using T-SQL, then yes. If not, no.
Guess which it is!! :)
Besides, queues in the DB offer benefits over Service Bus such as being backed up with the DB. Not saying Service Bus is not valuable but its not an either/or - both are suited to certain scenarios.
Does Azure AppFabric Service Bus not meet the scenario requirements for those folks looking to use SErvice Broker?
Yes! This is my highest priority too.
Jamie Thomson commented
This is absolutely top of my list. Service Broker ASAP please :)
SQL Broker is the best & most beautiful technology ever to come out of MS.