Node.js / Typescript / NestJS

Memphis SDKs for Node.js and Typescript. Producers/Consumers examples


First, install Memphis via K8S / Docker.
npm install memphis-dev


For javascript, you can choose to use the import or required keyword
const memphis = require("memphis-dev");
For Typescript, use the import keyword to aid for typechecking assistance
import memphis from 'memphis-dev';
import type { Memphis } from 'memphis-dev/types';
To leverage the NestJS dependency injection feature
import { Module } from '@nestjs/common';
import { MemphisModule, MemphisService } from 'memphis-dev/nest';
import type { Memphis } from 'memphis-dev/types';

Connecting to Memphis

await memphis.connect({
host: "<memphis-host>",
port: <port>, // defaults to 6666
username: "<username>", // (root/application type user)
connectionToken: "<broker-token>", // you will get it on application type user creation
reconnect: true, // defaults to true
maxReconnect: 3, // defaults to 3
reconnectIntervalMs: 1500, // defaults to 1500
timeoutMs: 1500 // defaults to 1500

Nest injection

imports: [MemphisModule.register()],
class ConsumerModule {
constructor(private memphis: MemphisService) {}
startConnection() {
(async function () {
let memphisConnection: Memphis;
try {
memphisConnection = await this.memphis.connect({
host: "<memphis-host>",
username: "<application type username>",
connectionToken: "<broker-token>",
} catch (ex) {

Disconnecting from Memphis

To disconnect from Memphis, call close() on the Memphis object.

Creating a Station

const station = await memphis.station({
name: '<station-name>',
retentionType: memphis.retentionTypes.MAX_MESSAGE_AGE_SECONDS, // defaults to memphis.retentionTypes.MAX_MESSAGE_AGE_SECONDS
retentionValue: 604800, // defaults to 604800
storageType: memphis.storageTypes.DISK, // defaults to memphis.storageTypes.DISK
replicas: 1, // defaults to 1
dedupEnabled: false, // defaults to false
dedupWindowMs: 0 // defaults to 0

Retention Types

Memphis currently supports the following types of retention:
The above means that every message persists for the value set in the retention value field (in seconds).
The above means that after the maximum number of saved messages (set in retention value) has been reached, the oldest messages will be deleted.
The above means that after maximum number of saved bytes (set in retention value) has been reached, the oldest messages will be deleted.

Storage Types

Memphis currently supports the following types of messages storage:
The above means that messages persist on disk.
The above means that messages persist on the main memory.

Destroying a Station

Destroying a station will remove all its resources (including producers and consumers).
await station.destroy();

Produce and Consume Messages

The most common client operations are producing messages and consuming messages.
Messages are published to a station and consumed from it by creating a consumer. Consumers are pull-based and consume all the messages in a station unless you are using a consumers group, in which case messages are spread across all members in this group.
Memphis messages are payload agnostic. Payloads are Uint8Arrays.
In order to stop receiving messages, you have to call consumer.destroy(). The consumer will terminate regardless of whether there are messages in flight for the client.

Creating a Producer

const producer = await memphisConnection.producer({
stationName: '<station-name>',
producerName: '<producer-name>',
genUniqueSuffix: false

Producing a Message

await producer.produce({
message: "<bytes array>", // Uint8Arrays
ackWaitSec: 15 // defaults to 15

Add Header

const headers = memphis.headers()
headers.add('key', 'value');
await producer.produce({
message: '<bytes array>/object', // Uint8Arrays / object in case your station is schema validated
headers: headers // defults to empty

Async produce

await producer.produce({
message: '<bytes array>/object', // Uint8Arrays / object in case your station is schema validated
ackWaitSec: 15, // defaults to 15
asyncProduce: true // defaults to false

Destroying a Producer

await producer.destroy();

Creating a Consumer

const consumer = await memphisConnection.consumer({
stationName: '<station-name>',
consumerName: '<consumer-name>',
consumerGroup: '<group-name>', // defaults to the consumer name.
pullIntervalMs: 1000, // defaults to 1000
batchSize: 10, // defaults to 10
batchMaxTimeToWaitMs: 5000, // defaults to 5000
maxAckTimeMs: 30000, // defaults to 30000
maxMsgDeliveries: 10, // defaults to 10
genUniqueSuffix: false

To set Up connection in nestjs

import { MemphisServer } from 'memphis-dev/nest'
async function bootstrap() {
const app = await NestFactory.createMicroservice<MicroserviceOptions>(
strategy: new MemphisServer({
host: '<memphis-host>',
username: '<application type username>',
connectionToken: '<broker-token>'
await app.listen();

To Consume messages in nestjs

export class Controller {
import { consumeMessage } from 'memphis-dev/nest';
import { Message } from 'memphis-dev/types';
stationName: '<station-name>',
consumerName: '<consumer-name>',
consumerGroup: ''
async messageHandler(message: Message) {

Processing messages

consumer.on('message', (message) => {
// processing

Acknowlede a Message

Acknowledging a message indicates to the Memphis server to not re-send the same message again to the same consumer or consumers group.

Get headers

Get headers per message
headers = message.getHeaders()

Catching Async Errors

consumer.on("error", error => {
// error handling

Destroying a Consumer

await consumer.destroy();