Trying out Service Bus Premium Messaging

Last week we launched the public preview of Azure Premium Messaging. This service delivers all the features of Service Bus Queues and Topics in an isolated runtime.   Creating a new Premium namespace can now be done in the Azure portal. Simply navigate to Service Bus then click the Create button at the bottom of…


Service Bus Premium Messaging Public Preview

Today we launched Service Bus Premium Messaging into public preview at Ignite New Zealand. Azure Service Bus Premium Messaging is a new offering, now entering public preview, that builds on the successful and reliable foundation of Service Bus Messaging. Premium Messaging provides a number of key enhancements for greater predictability and performance required for the…


Service Bus SDK 3.0.x Part 1

Last week we released our new Service Bus SDK for .NET and we want to publish a series of blogs about it addressing the major changes. This may end up being a fairly long series… but we’ll see.   First and foremost was the move away from the Asynchronous Programming Model (APM) pattern. This pattern,…


How exactly does Event Hubs Throttling Work?

This is a good question and it comes up fairly often. Event Hubs provides capacity through a concept called a Throughput Unit (TU). A TU entitles you to a maximum of 1000 events per second or 1 MB per second of ingress (traffic to Event Hubs) and double that amount in egress – traffic out…


Service Bus, Event Hubs, and Web Sockets

We make some good stuff in the Azure Service Bus team and we tend to make it fairly quickly (both as it operates and as we iterate). For both Messaging (Queues & Topics) and Event Hubs we favor the AMQP protocol because the performance it gives us – including things like flow control and a…


Update to default partition count for Event Hubs

In the seven months since we released Event Hubs we have had a tremendous amount of traction in the market place. We’ve learned a lot running a service at this scale: about our service, about cloud services, and about our customers.   One thing that we’ve found is that most of our customers do not…


The importance of staying current

One of my favorite aspects of Azure Service Bus, or most true cloud platforms, is the continuous delivery model that we as a product team use to constantly improve the service. We are capable of updating our service, while running, at any time. In fact we do it all the time and customers don’t really…


Retirement of Service Bus Message Buffers service

Service Bus Buffers is an Azure service that was introduced in 2010 with the first wave of Azure. It is a volatile in memory communication buffer that was replaced by Queues and Topics which offer similar semantics on a much more feature rich platform with higher reliability.   Although required APIs to use Service Bus…