How to Create and Use Azure Queue Storage?

How to Create and Use Azure Queue Storage?

In modern cloud-based applications, building scalable and resilient systems is crucial to meet the demands of users and provide a seamless experience. Azure Queue Storage, a managed service offered by Microsoft Azure, plays a vital role in achieving this goal. It enables asynchronous communication between different components of an application, promoting loose coupling and improving overall performance. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to create and use Azure Queue Storage effectively.


Before we dive into creating and using Azure Queue Storage, you’ll need the following:

  1. Azure Account: If you don’t have one, sign up for a free Azure account at
  2. Azure Storage Account: Create a new Azure Storage account to hold your queues. If you already have one, you can use it for this tutorial.

Step 1: Create an Azure Storage Account

  1. Log in to the Azure portal at
  2. Click on “Create a resource” and search for “Storage account.”
  3. Click “Create” to start creating a new storage account.
  4. Provide the required details like subscription, resource group, storage account name, and region. Choose the performance and redundancy options based on your requirements.
  5. Click “Review + create” and then “Create” to create the storage account.

Step 2: Access the Storage Account

  1. After the storage account is successfully created, navigate to it in the Azure portal.
  2. In the left-hand menu, under the “Settings” section, click on “Access keys.”
  3. Take note of either of the two key1 or key2 values and the storage account name; you’ll need these to authenticate your applications to access the storage account.

Step 3: Create a Queue

  1. In the Azure portal, go to your storage account, and in the left-hand menu, under the “Queue service” section, click on “Queues.”
  2. Click on the “+ Queue” button to create a new queue.
  3. Give your queue a meaningful name, such as “myqueue,” and click “OK” to create it.

Step 4: Use Azure Queue Storage in Your Application

Now that you have created the Azure Queue Storage, it’s time to start using it in your application. Below, we’ll demonstrate how to use the Azure Storage SDK for Python to interact with the queue.


If you haven’t already installed the Azure Storage SDK for Python, you can do so using pip:

Sending Messages to the Queue

To send a message to the queue, you need to use the Azure Storage SDK for Python. Below is a sample Python code to send a message to the queue:

Receiving Messages from the Queue

To receive and process messages from the queue, you can use the following code:


Azure Queue Storage is a powerful tool for building scalable and asynchronous applications in the cloud. By creating queues, sending and receiving messages, and processing them, you can decouple application components and improve overall performance and responsiveness.

In this blog post, we explored the step-by-step process of creating an Azure Storage account, creating a queue within it, and using the Azure Storage SDK for Python to interact with the queue. Keep in mind that similar functionality is available in other programming languages with the appropriate Azure Storage SDKs.

As you venture into building cloud-based applications, consider leveraging Azure Queue Storage to achieve greater scalability, fault tolerance, and a more streamlined application architecture. By embracing asynchronous communication patterns, you’ll be better equipped to meet the dynamic demands of modern cloud computing. Happy coding!