Programming language: Go
License: MIT License
Tags: Messaging    
Latest version: v2.0.0

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redisqueue provides a producer and consumer of a queue that uses Redis streams.


  • A Producer struct to make enqueuing messages easy.
  • A Consumer struct to make processing messages concurrenly.
  • Claiming and acknowledging messages if there's no error, so that if a consumer dies while processing, the message it was working on isn't lost. This guarantees at least once delivery.
  • A "visibility timeout" so that if a message isn't processed in a designated time frame, it will be be processed by another consumer.
  • A max length on the stream so that it doesn't store the messages indefinitely and run out of memory.
  • Graceful handling of Unix signals (SIGINT and SIGTERM) to let in-flight messages complete.
  • A channel that will surface any errors so you can handle them centrally.
  • Graceful handling of panics to avoid crashing the whole process.
  • A concurrency setting to control how many goroutines are spawned to process messages.
  • A batch size setting to limit the total messages in flight.
  • Support for multiple streams.


redisqueue requires a Go version with Modules support and uses import versioning. So please make sure to initialize a Go module before installing redisqueue:

go mod init github.com/my/repo
go get github.com/robinjoseph08/redisqueue/v2


import "github.com/robinjoseph08/redisqueue/v2"


Here's an example of a producer that inserts 1000 messages into a queue:

package main

import (


func main() {
    p, err := redisqueue.NewProducerWithOptions(&redisqueue.ProducerOptions{
        StreamMaxLength:      10000,
        ApproximateMaxLength: true,
    if err != nil {

    for i := 0; i < 1000; i++ {
        err := p.Enqueue(&redisqueue.Message{
            Stream: "redisqueue:test",
            Values: map[string]interface{}{
                "index": i,
        if err != nil {

        if i%100 == 0 {
            fmt.Printf("enqueued %d\n", i)

And here's an example of a consumer that reads the messages off of that queue:

package main

import (


func main() {
    c, err := redisqueue.NewConsumerWithOptions(&redisqueue.ConsumerOptions{
        VisibilityTimeout: 60 * time.Second,
        BlockingTimeout:   5 * time.Second,
        ReclaimInterval:   1 * time.Second,
        BufferSize:        100,
        Concurrency:       10,
    if err != nil {

    c.Register("redisqueue:test", process)

    go func() {
        for err := range c.Errors {
            // handle errors accordingly
            fmt.Printf("err: %+v\n", err)


func process(msg *redisqueue.Message) error {
    fmt.Printf("processing message: %v\n", msg.Values["index"])
    return nil

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the redisqueue README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.