Beanstalkd vs Sidekiq: What are the differences?
Developers describe Beanstalkd as "A simple, fast work queue". 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. On the other hand, Sidekiq is detailed as "Simple, efficient background processing for Ruby". 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.
Beanstalkd and Sidekiq can be primarily classified as "Background Processing" tools.
"Fast" is the top reason why over 20 developers like Beanstalkd, while over 120 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing Sidekiq.
Beanstalkd and Sidekiq are both open source tools. Sidekiq with 9.68K GitHub stars and 1.67K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Beanstalkd with 5.12K GitHub stars and 748 GitHub forks.
HotelTonight, New Relic, and Twilio SendGrid are some of the popular companies that use Sidekiq, whereas Beanstalkd is used by Rollbar, Douban, and Achieved. Sidekiq has a broader approval, being mentioned in 348 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Beanstalkd, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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What tools integrate with Beanstalkd?
We turn to Sidekiq when we need to run background jobs in a Rails app, which we do for just about every Rails app we write. We especially like the ops tools that come with Sidekiq, which make it easy to monitor and maintain.
Background processing of Pushover push notifications to admins when sales occur, payments processing via Pin Payments, Campaign Monitor transaction email sending, and Intercom event API posting.
Sidekiq is used extensively for a multitude of background jobs, everything from audio/video post-processing to sending push notifications.
We offload our background processing tasks (photo sizing, watermarking, etc.) to Sidekiq to keep our app's performance optimal.