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Table of contents
1.
Introduction 
2.
What is Azure Queue Storage?
3.
What does it consist of?
3.1.
URL structure:
3.2.
Storage account: 
3.3.
Queue:
3.4.
Message:
4.
How to create a queue?
5.
Adding message
6.
Message Properties and Dequeue
7.
Frequently asked questions
7.1.
What is the Azure Container instance?
7.2.
What is Microsoft Azure?
7.3.
How does Azure's VM scale set work?
7.4.
Is it possible to remove a virtual machine from the availability set?
7.5.
What is the best way to scale a container group?
8.
Conclusion
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

Azure Queue Storage

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Introduction 

Microsoft Azure is a leading cloud platform that lets you access the cloud services and resources provided by Microsoft. It offers various services, including computation, storage, analytics, and networking.  This blog will concentrate on the fundamentals of Azure Queue Storage. 

What is Azure Queue Storage?

Azure Queue Storage provides you with a service that allows you to store a large number of messages. Using authenticated HTTP or HTTPS calls, messages can be accessed from anywhere in the world. A message in the message has a maximum size limit of 64 KB. Millions of messages can be held in a queue up to the storage account's total capacity limit. Queues are frequently used to create a backlog of work that can be processed asynchronously.

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What does it consist of?

URL structure:

Queues can be reached using the following URL format:

https://.queue.core.windows.net/

Storage account: 

A storage account is required for all Azure Storage access. See Scalability and performance targets for standard storage accounts for more information on storage account capacity.

Queue:

A queue is a collection of messages. The queue name must be in all lowercase letters. Refer to Naming Queues and Metadata for more information.

Message:

A message of up to 64 KB in any format. The maximum time-to-live allowed before version 2017-07-29 is seven days. The maximum time-to-live for version 2017-07-29 or later can be any positive number, or -1, indicating that the message does not expire. If this parameter is not specified, the time-to-live is set to seven days.

How to create a queue?

Follow these steps to create a queue in the Azure portal:

  • In the Azure portal, navigate to your new storage account.
  • Scroll to the Queue Storage section in the storage account's left menu, then select Queues.
  • Choose the + Queue option.
  • Give your new queue a name. The queue name must be lowercase, begin with a letter or number, and contain only letters, numbers, and the dash (-).
  • To start the queue, click OK.

Adding message

Add a message to the new queue next. A message can have a maximum size of 64 KB.

  • Choose the new queue from the storage account's queue list.
  • To add a message to the queue, click the + Add message button. In the Message Text field, type a message.
  • Set the message's expiration date. The valid values for the Expires in the field are between 1 and 7 days. To indicate a message that will remain in the queue until it is explicitly removed, select Message never expires.
  • Indicate whether the message should be Base64 encoded. Binary data should be encoded.
  • To add the message, click the OK button.

Message Properties and Dequeue

  • Following the addition of a message, the Azure portal displays a list of all messages in the queue. You can see the message ID, message contents, message insertion time, and message expiration time. You can also view the number of times this message has been dequeued.
  •  
  • Send a message.
  • The Azure portal allows you to dequeue a message from the front of the queue. When you dequeue a message, it is deleted. When dequeuing, the oldest message in the queue is permanently removed.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Azure Container instance?

Azure Container Instances is a solution for any situation that may run without orchestration in isolated containers. Run event-driven applications, data processing, build processes, and quickly deploy from your container development pipelines.

What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a leading cloud platform that lets you access the cloud services and resources provided by Microsoft. It offers various services, including computation, storage, analytics, and networking. 

How does Azure's VM scale set work?

You can construct and manage a group of load-balanced VMs using Azure virtual machine scale settings. The number of virtual machine instances can be increased or decreased automatically in response to demand or a set timetable.

Is it possible to remove a virtual machine from the availability set?

You can add or remove VMs from an availability set without having to delete or recreate it. If you're using PowerShell, you have the following options: For old VMs, use Remove-AzureAvailabilitySet. For Resource Manager VMs, use Remove-AzureRmAvailabilitySet.

What is the best way to scale a container group?

Scaling is currently unavailable for containers and container groups. If you need to launch more instances, use our API to automate the process and send more queries to the service for container group creation.

Conclusion

I hope this article clarified all of the essential aspects of Azure Queue Storage. If you want to Prepare for a Microsoft Azure Certification Exam? Check out the complete azure library from here. Further, Attempt our Online Mock Test Series on Coding Ninjas Studio now!

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