What is Faktory?
Redis -> Sidekiq == Faktory -> Faktory. Faktory is a server daemon which provides a simple API to produce and consume background jobs. Jobs are a small JSON hash with a few mandatory keys.
Faktory is a tool in the Background Processing category of a tech stack.
Faktory is an open source tool with 4.8K GitHub stars and 207 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Faktory's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Faktory?
3 companies reportedly use Faktory in their tech stacks, including Nous, frontend, and ACK Foundry.
Pros of Faktory
Worker language agnostic
Simple service API
Faktory Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Faktory?
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