bullmq - v4.11.4

The fastest, most reliable, Redis-based distributed queue for Node.
Carefully written for rock solid stability and atomicity.

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🛠 Tutorials

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Used by

Some notable organizations using BullMQ:

Microsoft Vendure Datawrapper Nest
Curri Novu NoCodeDB

The gist


$ yarn add bullmq

Add jobs to the queue:

import { Queue } from 'bullmq';

const queue = new Queue('Paint');

queue.add('cars', { color: 'blue' });

Process the jobs in your workers:

import { Worker } from 'bullmq';

const worker = new Worker('Paint', async job => {
if (job.name === 'cars') {
await paintCar(job.data.color);

Listen to jobs for completion:

import { QueueEvents } from 'bullmq';

const queueEvents = new QueueEvents('Paint');

queueEvents.on('completed', ({ jobId }) => {
console.log('done painting');

({ jobId, failedReason }: { jobId: string; failedReason: string }) => {
console.error('error painting', failedReason);

This is just scratching the surface, check all the features and more in the official documentation

Feature Comparison

Since there are a few job queue solutions, here is a table comparing them:

Feature BullMQ-Pro BullMQ Bull Kue Bee Agenda
Backend redis redis redis redis redis mongo
Group Rate Limit
Group Support
Batches Support
Parent/Child Dependencies
Delayed jobs
Global events
Rate Limiter
Sandboxed worker
Repeatable jobs
Atomic ops
Optimized for Jobs / Messages Jobs / Messages Jobs / Messages Jobs Messages Jobs

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Fork the repo, make some changes, submit a pull-request! Here is the contributing doc that has more details.


Thanks for all the contributors that made this library possible, also a special mention to Leon van Kammen that kindly donated his npm bullmq repo.

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