Robust job processing for Elixir

A persistent background job runner packed with enterprise grade features, real-time monitoring with Oban Web, and complex workflow management with Oban Pro.

  • “Oban Pro's batches are perfect for our workload. We're transferring over $1M/month in basic income and Oban has never skipped a beat„

    Jesse Cooke
    Basic Income

  • “We're quite happy with how Oban Pro has simplified our codebase. It’s a wonderful thing when people create quality products that are worth paying for„

    Justin Johnson

  • “Oban is seriously well constructed—we should standardize on it for background jobs„

    Chris McCord
    Creator of Phoenix

  • “The flexibility of Oban with the visibility of Oban Web was a game changer for our management of complex async pipelines„

    Greg Coladarci

  • “Oban Web is a wonderful operational look inside a system at any given moment. I recommend Oban for any Elixir system that needs a durable job queue„

    Greg Vaughn
    Seat Scouts

  • “I cannot recommend Oban Pro enough. It's such a reliable and feature rich piece of tech!„

    Alex Koutmos


Oban is a background job system built on modern PostgreSQL with the primary goals of reliability, consistency and observability. Thousands of Elixir applications rely on Oban to coordinate their async workloads.

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Oban Web

Oban Web is view of Oban's inner workings that you host directly within your application. Powered by Phoenix Live View, it is extremely lightweight and continuously updated. It is provided in a separate package that is available through a paid license.

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Oban Pro

Oban Pro is a collection of plugins, workers and extensions that improve Oban's reliability and make difficult workflows possible. It is bundled with Web and available through a paid license.

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Compare OSS with Web+Pro

Check how open source Oban's features compare with the powerful introspection of Web and the plugins, workers and enhancements of Pro.

OSS Web+Pro
Isolated Queues Yes Yes
Priority Queues Yes Yes
Queue Control Yes Yes
Job Control Yes Yes
Scheduled Jobs Yes Yes
Unique Jobs Yes Yes
Periodic Jobs Yes Yes
Timed Jobs Yes Yes
Graceful Shutdown Yes Yes
Global Concurrency No Yes
Rate Limiting No Yes
Dynamic Pruning No Yes
Dynamic Cron Jobs No Yes
Orphan Rescue No Yes
Distributed Async/Await No Yes
Historic Metrics No Yes
Live Inspection No Yes
Web Filtering No Yes
Web Searching No Yes
Detailed Inspection No Yes
Batch Actions No Yes
Queue Controls No Yes
Reprioritization No Yes
Batches No Yes
Chunking No Yes
Workflows No Yes
License Apache 2.0 Commercial
Sponsor Open Source No Yes
Dedicated Support No Yes

Buy Oban Web+Pro

Purchase a license to unlock powerful plugins, build complex workflows, and monitor jobs right from your browser. Which plan is right for you?


You run a small app that makes use of Oban for yourself or a client.

$39 /mo
  • Includes Web

  • Includes Pro

  • One production server

Get a Solo License

You run a successful business that generates profits from software that relies on Oban.

$89 /mo
  • Includes Web

  • Includes Pro

  • Unlimited production servers

Get a Business License
Can I share my license with other devs on my team?
Absolutely! Your license is good for every member of your team along with staging, CI, and production environments.
What if I have multiple "apps" in a single umbrella?
Those may be multiple apps according to OTP, but in our eyes that is a single application.
What about development and staging servers?
Only production servers count toward the plan limit. Smaller apps and business are welcome on the solo plan.
Do you have a discounted or free plan for open source?
No, there aren't any discounts for solo developers or open source applications. Oban itself is entirely open source and free and Web+Pro is a means of supporting Oban's development.
What kind of support comes with Web+Pro?
License holders receive preferrential help for questions asked in Slack and requests on the GitHub issue tracker.