DBMQ (Docker-based Message Queuing)

Docker-based Message Queuing (DBMQ) is an efficient way to run the pre-built configurations on the build process of Dockerfiles. Once you have finished configuring, you will be able to create your images based on your configurations.


DBMQ is fully stable on Linux-based distributions and there is no guarantee that this tool works as properly as what it does on the Linux machines on Windows machines.

Why DBMQ is Needed

This system locates between the user and the Docker service. You config your requirements and let this automated system to provide them to you. You don’t need to be a genius in Docker, just keep configuring.


This installation process is valid on the Linux-based distributions so that you better to find the equivalent commands on other machines. The things you need to do is to install Docker engine on your machine and make sure you have python>=3.8 available on your machine. We will catch all steps one by one. Let’s have a general view on the way that we want to get through. First of all, we will install Docker and then, we will take a closer look on python and virtualenvs.


We are going to install all dependencies through an isolated environment called env.

Docker Installation

Depending on your distribution, you need to find the way that you can install Docker on your machine. Here is the Official Docker Installation Guide that will help you to setup Docker on your distribution. The focuses are more on DBMQ and all its dependencies.

DBMQ Installation

In this section, you need to clone the project on your local machine and start installing the dependencies. Use the following command in order to clone the repository.

$ git clone https://github.com/dbmqproject/dbmq.git/

Once it’s done, everything would be ready for the virtual environment. We are keeping up with virtualenv package which is also available on PyPi. In this example, we are using python3.8 with pip3. Make sure you have already installed them on your machine, then run the following command to install the virtualenv on your machine.

$ pip3 install virtualenv

Once it’s done, make sure you are already in the cloned DBMQ repository on your machine with the following command and create a new virtualenv named env within the directory. We have also activate our environment using the source command as follows.

$ pwd
$ virtualenv env && source env/bin/activate


Some developers wish to name their virtualenv .venv or .env. It actually makes the directory hidden which is much prettier.

Now, you are entered through your isolated environment. It’s time to install the dependencies. DBMQ stores all dependencies in a text file named requirements.txt. Run the following command and it installs all dependencies automatically.

(env)$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Congratulations. Everything is ready to use. DBMQ has a default configuration that allows you to setup your applications as an example. It’s time to crack on with the next step which is configuring our services.