Service Broker

Compañeros, we are going to get back into the engine this episode and go back to a feature that has been available since 2005–Service Broker.  If you are wondering what service broker is–you aren’t alone.  In this episode, I chat with Wolf about how he uses it, the major components, and scenarios where you might use it.

Service broker, like the early version of extended events, doesn’t get much love due to the lack of a GUI.  If you are using service broker, I would love to hear from you below in the comments.  How are you using it?  What issues have you had?

Our Guest


Wolf works as a database manager for RDX in Pittsburgh, PA.  He has been a DBA for 15 years, originally starting with Oracle and them moving over to SQL Server.  He loves to ride his motorcycle and is a regular speaker at local SQL Server events.

Meet the Hosts

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Carlos Chacon

With more than 10 years of working with SQL Server, Carlos helps businesses ensure their SQL Server environments meet their users’ expectations. He can provide insights on performance, migrations, and disaster recovery. He is also active in the SQL Server community and regularly speaks at user group meetings and conferences. He helps support the free database monitoring tool found at and provides training through SQL Trail events.

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Eugene Meidinger

Eugene works as an independent BI consultant and Pluralsight author, specializing in Power BI and the Azure Data Platform. He has been working with data for over 8 years and speaks regularly at user groups and conferences. He also helps run the GroupBy online conference.

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Kevin Feasel

Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and proprietor of Catallaxy Services, LLC, where he specializes in T-SQL development, machine learning, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL, president of the Triangle Area SQL Server Users Group, and author of the books PolyBase Revealed (Apress, 2020) and Finding Ghosts in Your Data: Anomaly Detection Techniques with Examples in Python (Apress, 2022). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.

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