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delayed_job vs Sidekiq: 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 Sidekiq? 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.

delayed_job and Sidekiq can be categorized as "Background Processing" tools.

"Easy to get started" is the top reason why over 2 developers like delayed_job, while over 120 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing Sidekiq.

delayedjob 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 delayedjob with 4.46K GitHub stars and 915 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Sidekiq has a broader approval, being mentioned in 348 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to delayed_job, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Sidekiq
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    Easy to get started
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    Reliable
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    Doesn't require Redis
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    Simple
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    Efficient background processing
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    Scalability
  • 37
    Better then resque
  • 26
    Great documentation
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    Admin tool
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    Great community
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    Integrates with redis automatically, with zero config
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    Great support
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    Stupidly simple to integrate and run on Rails/Heroku
  • 3
    Freeium
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    Ruby
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    Pro version
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    Fast
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    Dashboard w/live polling
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    Great ecosystem of addons

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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.

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 delayed_job 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.
    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.
    Hangfire
    It is an open-source framework that helps you to create, process and manage your background jobs, i.e. operations you don't want to put in your request processing pipeline. It supports all kind of background tasks – short-running and long-running, CPU intensive and I/O intensive, one shot and recurrent.
    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.
    PHP-FPM
    It is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. It includes Adaptive process spawning, Advanced process management with graceful stop/start, Emergency restart in case of accidental opcode cache destruction etc.
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