What is Beanstalkd?

Beanstalks's interface is generic, but was originally designed for reducing the latency of page views in high-volume web applications by running time-consuming tasks asynchronously.
Beanstalkd is a tool in the Background Processing category of a tech stack.
Beanstalkd is an open source tool with 5.1K GitHub stars and 750 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Beanstalkd's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Beanstalkd?

Companies
27 companies use Beanstalkd in their tech stacks, including Rollbar, Douban, and Achieved.

Developers
8 developers use Beanstalkd.

Why developers like Beanstalkd?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Beanstalkd
Beanstalkd Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Beanstalkd in their tech stack.

Frédéric MARAND
Frédéric MARAND
Core Developer at OSInet · | 2 upvotes · 84K views
atOSInet
RabbitMQ
Beanstalkd
Kafka

I used Kafka originally because it was mandated as part of the top-level IT requirements at a Fortune 500 client. What I found was that it was orders of magnitude more complex ...and powerful than my daily Beanstalkd , and far more flexible, resilient, and manageable than RabbitMQ.

So for any case where utmost flexibility and resilience are part of the deal, I would use Kafka again. But due to the complexities involved, for any time where this level of scalability is not required, I would probably just use Beanstalkd for its simplicity.

I tend to find RabbitMQ to be in an uncomfortable middle place between these two extremities.

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Beanstalkd Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Beanstalkd?
RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
Redis
Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
Resque
Background jobs can be any Ruby class or module that responds to perform. Your existing classes can easily be converted to background jobs or you can create new classes specifically to do work. Or, you can do both.
Kafka
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
Gearman
Gearman allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions between languages. It can be used in a variety of applications, from high-availability web sites to the transport of database replication events.
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