Gearman vs Sandglass: What are the differences?
Developers describe Gearman as "A generic application framework to farm out work to other machines or processes". Gearman allows you to do work in parallel, to load balance processing, and to call functions between languages. It can be used in a variety of applications, from high-availability web sites to the transport of database replication events. On the other hand, Sandglass is detailed as "Distributed, scalable, persistent time-sorted message queue". A distributed, horizontally scalable, persistent, time ordered message queue. Developed to support asynchronous tasks and message scheduling which makes it suitable for usage as a task queue.
Gearman and Sandglass belong to "Message Queue" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Gearman are:
- Open Source It’s free! (in both meanings of the word) Gearman has an active open source community that is easy to get involved with if you need help or want to contribute. Worried about licensing? Gearman is BSD
- Multi-language - There are interfaces for a number of languages, and this list is growing. You also have the option to write heterogeneous applications with clients submitting work in one language and workers performing that work in another
- Flexible - You are not tied to any specific design pattern. You can quickly put together distributed applications using any model you choose, one of those options being Map/Reduce
On the other hand, Sandglass provides the following key features:
- Horizontal scalability
- Highly available
- Persistent storage
Sandglass is an open source tool with 1.52K GitHub stars and 40 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Sandglass's open source repository on GitHub.