Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Broker helps developers build scalable, secure database applications. This new technology, a part of the Database Engine, provides a message-based communication platform that enables independent application components to perform as a functioning whole. Service Broker includes infrastructure for asynchronous programming that can be used for applications within a single database or a single instance as well as for distributed applications.
Service Broker reduces application development time by providing much of the infrastructure that is necessary to build a distributed application. Service Broker also makes it easy to scale your application up or down to accommodate the amount of traffic the application receives.
Introducing Service Broker Introduces Service Broker. Describes the benefits, and provides several usage scenarios.
Service Broker Developer InfoCenter Provides a guide to all of the technologies needed to implement reliable, asynchronous messaging applications using Service Broker.
Service Broker Architect InfoCenter Gives a wide view of Service Broker and how to design and implement messaging applications using Service Broker.
Service Broker Administrator InfoCenter Focuses on quickly familiarizing an administrator with the installation and maintenance of messaging applications.