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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.

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 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.
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        What are some alternatives to Beanstalkd and Sidekiq?
        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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        How developers use Beanstalkd and Sidekiq
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        SmartLogic uses SidekiqSidekiq

        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.

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        Tim Lucas uses SidekiqSidekiq

        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.

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        Told uses SidekiqSidekiq

        Sidekiq is used extensively for a multitude of background jobs, everything from audio/video post-processing to sending push notifications.

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        Jeff Flynn uses SidekiqSidekiq

        We offload our background processing tasks (photo sizing, watermarking, etc.) to Sidekiq to keep our app's performance optimal.

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        Snaplytics uses BeanstalkdBeanstalkd

        Beanstalkd is used as a job/task queue

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        Roy Olsen uses BeanstalkdBeanstalkd

        Message and task queue

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