Question: How can I use multiple consumers with BullMQ?


In BullMQ, you can easily set up multiple consumers to process jobs in a queue. This can be achieved by creating multiple worker instances.

Here is a simple example:

const { Queue, Worker } = require('bullmq'); // Create a queue const myQueue = new Queue('myQueue'); // Create multiple workers (consumers) new Worker('myQueue', async job => { // Process the job data console.log(; }); new Worker('myQueue', async job => { // Process the job data console.log(; });

In this code snippet, two workers are created for 'myQueue'. Both workers can process jobs from the queue concurrently. Since each worker is an independent Node.js process, they don't share memory space and can run on different cores or even different machines, thus allowing parallel processing of jobs.

Remember that the processing function (async job => {} in the example) is called independently in each worker. Therefore, any variables defined outside of this function will not be shared between workers.

Also note that the ordering of job processing cannot be guaranteed when using multiple consumers. If the order of job execution is important, you should consider using other strategies, like named jobs or job dependencies.

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