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Django Enhancement Proposal 14: Background Workers. Jake Howard's DEP has been approved and is moving into the implementation stage.

Django doesn't have a first-party solution for long-running tasks, however the ecosystem is filled with incredibly popular frameworks, all of which interact with Django in slightly different ways. Other frameworks such as Laravel have background workers built-in, allowing them to push tasks into the background to be processed at a later date, without requiring the end user to wait for them to occur. [...]

This proposal sets out to provide an interface and base implementation for long-running background tasks in Django.

Jake has an illustrative reference implementation called django-tasks.