Beanstalkd vs. Resque vs. delayed_job

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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.

What is 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.

What is delayed_job?

Delayed_job (or DJ) encapsulates the common pattern of asynchronously executing longer tasks in the background. It is a direct extraction from Shopify where the job table is responsible for a multitude of core tasks.

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Why do developers choose Beanstalkd?
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Why do developers choose Resque?
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Why do developers choose delayed_job?
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What are the cons of using Beanstalkd?
No Cons submitted yet for Beanstalkd
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What are the cons of using Resque?
No Cons submitted yet for Resque
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What are the cons of using delayed_job?
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How much does Beanstalkd cost?
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What companies use Beanstalkd?
34 companies on StackShare use Beanstalkd
What companies use Resque?
41 companies on StackShare use Resque
What companies use delayed_job?
12 companies on StackShare use delayed_job


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What tools integrate with Resque?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Resque
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Beanstalkd, Resque, and delayed_job?

  • Sidekiq - Simple, efficient background processing for Ruby
  • Kue - Kue is a priority job queue backed by redis, built for node.js
  • Que - A Ruby job queue that uses PostgreSQL's advisory locks for speed and reliability
  • Bull - Premium Queue package for handling jobs and messages in NodeJS

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