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Connection Pool

If you're connecting to the database from a single process, you should create only one Sequelize instance. Sequelize will set up a connection pool on initialization. This connection pool can be configured through the constructor's options parameter (using options.pool), as is shown in the following example:

const sequelize = new Sequelize(/* ... */, {
  // ...
  pool: {
    max: 5,
    min: 0,
    acquire: 30000,
    idle: 10000
  }
});

Learn more in the API Reference for the Sequelize constructor. If you're connecting to the database from multiple processes, you'll have to create one instance per process, but each instance should have a maximum connection pool size of such that the total maximum size is respected. For example, if you want a max connection pool size of 90 and you have three processes, the Sequelize instance of each process should have a max connection pool size of 30.