delayed_job vs Redis: What are the differences?
What is delayed_job? Database backed asynchronous priority queue -- Extracted from Shopify. 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 Redis? An in-memory database that persists on disk. 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.
delayed_job belongs to "Background Processing" category of the tech stack, while Redis can be primarily classified under "In-Memory Databases".
"Easy to get started" is the top reason why over 2 developers like delayed_job, while over 842 developers mention "Performance" as the leading cause for choosing Redis.
delayedjob and Redis are both open source tools. It seems that Redis with 37.4K GitHub stars and 14.4K forks on GitHub has more adoption than delayedjob with 4.46K GitHub stars and 915 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Redis has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3261 company stacks & 1781 developers stacks; compared to delayed_job, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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