Dragonfly offers a drop-in replacement for Redis™, boasting a much faster and more memory-efficient implementation of several data structures used by BullMQ. It also enables the utilization of all available cores in your CPUs. Check this article for some performance results.

To fully leverage Dragonfly's capabilities, specific steps are necessary. Primarily, you should name your queues using curly braces. This naming convention allows Dragonfly to assign a thread to each queue. For instance, if your queue is named myqueue,rename it to {myqueue}.

If you manage multiple queues, this approach enables you to allocate different CPU cores to each queue, significantly enhancing performance. Even with a single queue, you can still exploit multi-core advantages in some cases. Consider splitting your queue into multiple ones, like{myqueue-1}, {myqueue-2}, etc., and distribute jobs randomly or using a round-robin method.

Be aware that certain features like priorities and rate-limiting might not function across multiple queues. Your specific requirements will determine whether you can divide a single queue in this manner.

For comprehensive instructions and the necessary flags to optimize your Dragonfly instance for BullMQ, please consult the official integration guide.

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