A Laravel queue connector for AWS Batch
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Laravel Queue for AWS Batch

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Supported Versions

Laravel Version Package Tag Supported
5.4.x 2.0.x yes
5.3.x 1.0.x yes
5.2.x 1.0.x yes
5.1.x 1.0.x yes

Installation

See the table above for package version information, and change the version below accordingly.

Using composer, run:

composer require lukewaite/laravel-queue-aws-batch ~2.0

Usage

  1. Your Laravel application will need to be dockerized and pushed into a container registry of your choice. The ENTRYPOINT should be set to artisan.

  2. Add a new queue to your config/queues.php config file's connections array:

    [
        'batch' => [
            'driver' => 'batch',
            'table' => 'jobs',
            'queue' => 'first-run-job-queue',
            'jobDefinition' => 'my-job-definition',
            'expire' => 60,
            'region' => 'us-east-1'
        ]
    ]

This queue transport depends on being able to write it's queue jobs to a database queue. In this example, it writes it's jobs to the jobs table. You'll need to use the artisan queue:table to create a migration to create this table.

  1. Create an AWS Batch job queue with the same name as the queue config setting. This is where the Batch connector will push your jobs into Batch. In this case, my queue name would be first-run-job-queue.

  2. Create a AWS Batch job definition for each queue you define that looks something like this:

{
    "jobDefinitionName": "my-laravel-application",
    "type": "container",
    "parameters": {},
    "retryStrategy": {
        "attempts": 10
    },
    "containerProperties": {
        "image": "<your docker image>",
        "vcpus": 1,
        "memory": 256,
        "command": [
            "queue:work-batch",
            "Ref::jobId",
            "--tries=3"
        ],
        "volumes": [],
        "environment": [],
        "mountPoints": [],
        "ulimits": []
    }
}

Here, you configure your container to start, run the queue:work-batch command (assuming artisan is your entrypoint) and pass in the name of the queue, first-run-job-queue as well as the Ref::jobId param, which is passed in when the Batch connector creates the job.

It is important that you configure a retryStrategy with more "attempts" than you are running tries if you provide that argument. Otherwise, Batch will not retry your job if it fails. Laravel 5.1 does not write to the failed job queue until the next run after tries has been exceeded by jobs failing. Newer versions will write to the queue in the same run, so this requirement can be relaxed later.

  1. Add the Service Provider to your application:
    • In config/app.php add to the providers array: LukeWaite\LaravelQueueAwsBatch\BatchQueueServiceProvider::class

Limitations

Delayed Jobs

AWS Batch has no method to delay a job and as it's our runner, we don't have an easy work around. If you require delayed jobs for your use case, at this point my recommendation would be to use a regular DB queue, and to fire a job into it which will fire your batch job at the correct time.