Too many messages queued in Service bus queue which comsumed by Azure function very slow

Leon Chen 1 Reputation point

I have an Azure function which subscribes a service bus queue. The function triggered every several seconds, and no more than 10 messages every trigger. But there are more than 300000 active messages in the queue. I expect the function should be triggered more than 5 times every second and at least 100 batch messages get from the queue for each trigger.

Here is the definition of the function:
public static void Run([ServiceBusTrigger("changefeed-XXX", Connection = "ServiceBusConnectString")] string[] messages, ILogger log)
... code ....
Here is the content of host.json:
"version": "2.0",
"logging": {
"applicationInsights": {
"samplingSettings": {
"isEnabled": true,
"excludedTypes": "Request"
"extensions": {
"serviceBus": {
"mode": "exponential",
"tryTimeout": "00:01:00",
"delay": "00:00:00.80",
"maxDelay": "00:01:00",
"maxRetries": 3
"prefetchCount": 0,
"autoCompleteMessages": true,
"maxAutoLockRenewalDuration": "00:05:00",
"maxConcurrentCalls": 16,
"maxConcurrentSessions": 8,
"maxMessageBatchSize": 200,
"sessionIdleTimeout": "00:01:00",
"enableCrossEntityTransactions": false

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