A while ago I was asked to do a simple comparison between Service Bus for Windows Server (SBWS) and Azure Service Bus (ASB) so I thought I’d share this with you all. Most of this stuff is probably obvious. A more detailed comparison is available here and is well worth a read.
Installation and support
Wow, I did not know there is Windows Server Service Bus. Most of the info out there is the Azure Service Bus. Sometimes it seems like MS is putting too much software out and seeing what sticks ;-)
Service Bus for Windows Server (SBWS) is a set of installable components that provide many of the messaging capabilities of Windows Azure Service Bus (cloud)on Windows Server (on-premises). This helps ease transitions to the cloud (minimizes the risk of code churn) while also enable on-prem testing of code that will be deployed to the cloud. See msdn.microsoft.com/.../jj193027(v=azure.10).aspx for a nice overview of SBWS.
Thanks John. I am going to explore this in a bit detail as I am working on a Biztalk project that requires some queuing capability. My initial implementation choice was MSMQ. But I am going to explore this more and if it is an good choice will definitely consider this. If you have any experiences with regard to the same, please chime in. Also do you think there is/will be an adapter for Biztalk 2010?
I'm not aware of a BizTalk SBWS adapter but this article would probably provide some great tips for you.