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Moleculer is a fast, modern and powerful microservices framework for Node.js. It helps you to build efficient, reliable & scalable services. Moleculer provides many features for building and managing your microservices. <!-- -->

Website: https://moleculer.services

Documentation: https://moleculer.services/docs

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What's included

  • Promise-based solution (async/await compatible)
  • request-reply concept
  • support event driven architecture with balancing
  • built-in service registry & dynamic service discovery
  • load balanced requests & events (round-robin, random, cpu-usage, latency, sharding)
  • many fault tolerance features (Circuit Breaker, Bulkhead, Retry, Timeout, Fallback)
  • plugin/middleware system
  • support versioned services
  • support Streams
  • service mixins
  • built-in caching solution (Memory, MemoryLRU, Redis)
  • pluggable loggers (Console, File, Pino, Bunyan, Winston, Debug, Datadog, Log4js)
  • pluggable transporters (TCP, NATS, MQTT, Redis, NATS Streaming, Kafka, AMQP 0.9, AMQP 1.0)
  • pluggable serializers (JSON, Avro, MsgPack, Protocol Buffer, Thrift, CBOR, Notepack)
  • pluggable parameter validator
  • multiple services on a node/server
  • master-less architecture, all nodes are equal
  • built-in parameter validation with fastest-validator
  • built-in metrics feature with reporters (Console, CSV, Datadog, Event, Prometheus, StatsD)
  • built-in tracing feature with exporters (Console, Datadog, Event, Jaeger, Zipkin, NewRelic)
  • official API gateway, Database access and many other modules...


$ npm i moleculer


$ yarn add moleculer

Create your first microservice

This example shows you how to create a small service with an add action which can add two numbers and how to call it.

const { ServiceBroker } = require("moleculer");

// Create a broker
const broker = new ServiceBroker();

// Create a service
    name: "math",
    actions: {
        add(ctx) {
            return Number(ctx.params.a) + Number(ctx.params.b);

// Start broker
    // Call service
    .then(() => broker.call("math.add", { a: 5, b: 3 }))
    .then(res => console.log("5 + 3 =", res))
    .catch(err => console.error(`Error occurred! ${err.message}`));

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Create a Moleculer project

Use the Moleculer CLI tool to create a new Moleculer based microservices project.

  1. Create a new project (named moleculer-demo)

    $ npx moleculer-cli -c moleculer init project moleculer-demo
  2. Open the project folder

    $ cd moleculer-demo
  3. Start the project

    $ npm run dev
  4. Open the http://localhost:3000/ link in your browser. It shows a welcome page that contains more information about your project & you can test the generated services.

:tada: Congratulations! Your first Moleculer-based microservices project is created. Read our documentation to learn more about Moleculer.

[Welcome page](docs/assets/project-welcome-page.png)

Official modules

We have many official modules for Moleculer. Check our list!


Moleculer is an open source project. It is free to use for your personal or commercial projects. However, developing it takes up all our free time to make it better and better on a daily basis. If you like Moleculer framework, please support it.

Thank you very much!

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