Beanstalkd vs. delayed_job vs. Sidekiq

Get help choosing one of these

Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 8
  • -
  • 370
  • 2
  • 62
  • 0
  • -
  • -
  • 1.81K

GitHub Stats


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 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.

What is Sidekiq?

Sidekiq uses threads to handle many jobs at the same time in the same process. It does not require Rails but will integrate tightly with Rails 3/4 to make background processing dead simple.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Ask a Question


Why do developers choose Beanstalkd?
Why do you like Beanstalkd?

Why do developers choose delayed_job?
Why do you like delayed_job?

Why do developers choose Sidekiq?
Why do you like Sidekiq?


What are the cons of using Beanstalkd?
No Cons submitted yet for Beanstalkd
Downsides of Beanstalkd?

What are the cons of using delayed_job?
No Cons submitted yet for delayed_job
Downsides of delayed_job?

What are the cons of using Sidekiq?
No Cons submitted yet for Sidekiq
Downsides of Sidekiq?


How much does Beanstalkd cost?
How much does delayed_job cost?
How much does Sidekiq cost?


What companies use Beanstalkd?
32 companies on StackShare use Beanstalkd
What companies use delayed_job?
12 companies on StackShare use delayed_job
What companies use Sidekiq?
406 companies on StackShare use Sidekiq


No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Sidekiq?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Sidekiq

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

  • Resque - A Redis-backed Ruby library for creating background jobs, placing them on multiple queues, and processing them later
  • 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

See all alternatives to Beanstalkd

Latest News

Cleanly Scaling Sidekiq

Interest Over Time

Get help choosing one of these