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Benchmark of microservices frameworks for NodeJS.

Frameworks in benchmark

Package Version
Seneca 3.3.0
Hemera 5.8.6
Nanoservices 0.0.11
Moleculer 0.13.0

Test runner computer

   Windows_NT 6.1.7601 x64
   Node.JS: 8.11.0
   V8: 6.2.414.50
   Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz × 8

Local (in-memory) requests


Suite: Call local actions
√ Moleculer*           1,713,579 rps
√ Nanoservices*           90,510 rps
√ Seneca*                 13,252 rps

   Moleculer*              0%      (1,713,579 rps)   (avg: 583ns)
   Nanoservices*      -94.72%         (90,510 rps)   (avg: 11μs)
   Seneca*            -99.23%         (13,252 rps)   (avg: 75μs)

Result chart

Remote (via transporter) requests


Suite: Call remote actions
√ Moleculer*           10,445 rps
√ Hemera*               6,655 rps
√ Cote*                15,442 rps
√ Seneca*               2,947 rps

   Moleculer*      -32.36%         (10,445 rps)   (avg: 95μs)
   Hemera*          -56.9%          (6,655 rps)   (avg: 150μs)
   Cote*                0%         (15,442 rps)   (avg: 64μs)
   Seneca*         -80.91%          (2,947 rps)   (avg: 339μs)

Result chart

Run benchmark

Install dependencies

$ npm install


$ yarn

For remote test need to install a NATS server too. You may also use Docker container version of this benchmark.

Start nats server (gnatsd) and

$ npm run bench local
$ npm run bench remote

Docker container version

If you don't want to have unneeded dependencies and software on your local computer, you may use Docker to set-up "virtual containers" with this benchmark.


You need to have Docker and docker-compose installed.

Starting benchmark

Simply run docker-compose up command, so:

  • NATS server will be set-up
  • All dependencies will be installed
  • Benchmark results will be visible in your terminal
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