Queues allow decoupling components by allowing asynchronous message passing between them. Storage Queues provide a very basic mechanism for FIFO processing of stored, expiring messages.


  • FIFO only -- it's not possible to fetch or skip messages without dequeueing them.
  • 64KB message size limit.
  • Per-message expiry, configurable up to 7 days.
  • Scales to millions of messages.


Service Bus scales further and is more configurable.