Hosting Quartz In-MemoryΒΆ

One of the nice features of quartz is that it can run entirely in memory without any additional dependencies.

To use Quartz in-memory for message scheduling:

  1. Use the NuGet package manager to add the MassTransit.Quartz package to your project.
  2. Add the extension method to your bus configuration.
var busControl = Bus.Factory.CreateUsingRabbitMq(cfg =>
    var host = cfg.Host(new Uri("rabbitmq://localhost/"), h =>


The UseInMemoryScheduler method initializes Quartz.NET for standalone in-memory operation, and adds a receive endpoint to the bus named “quartz”, which hosts the consumers for scheduling messages.


Using the in-memory scheduler uses non-durable storage. If the process terminates, any scheduled messages will be lost, immediately, never to be found again. For any production system, using a standalone service is recommended with persistent storage.