A type of topic appearing more and more frequently in StackOverflow and Quora are questions on general architecture and app design. We came across one the other day on approaches to queuing and scheduling workers.
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Instead of creating a worker for each data element, however, it's better to have each worker work on a reasonable collection of tasks or data items. We've found that having each worker process multiple tasks (20-1000 data items for example) provides a good balance between:
- optimizing worker setup (establishing a database connection for example)
- providing good introspection into the jobs
- making retries and exception handling more manageable
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