Sidekiq 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 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 companies use Sidekiq?
406 companies on StackShare use Sidekiq
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12 companies on StackShare use delayed_job


What tools integrate with Sidekiq?
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What are some alternatives to Sidekiq and delayed_job?

  • Resque - A Redis-backed Ruby library for creating background jobs, placing them on multiple queues, and processing them later
  • 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

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