Sidekiq vs. Resque vs. delayed_job

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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.

What is 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.

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.

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

    • Beanstalkd - A simple, fast work queue
    • 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

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