Bull vs runit: What are the differences?
What is Bull? Premium Queue package for handling jobs and messages in NodeJS. The fastest, most reliable, Redis-based queue for Node Carefully written for rock solid stability and atomicity.
What is runit? Cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision. It is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, MacOSX, Solaris, and can easily be adapted to other Unix operating systems.
Bull and runit can be primarily classified as "Background Processing" tools.
Some of the features offered by Bull are:
- Minimal CPU usage due to a polling-free design.
- Robust design based on Redis.
- Delayed jobs.
On the other hand, runit provides the following key features:
- Service supervision
- Easily be adapted to other Unix operating systems
Bull is an open source tool with 6.55K GitHub stars and 677 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Bull's open source repository on GitHub.