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Hangfire vs Sidekiq: What are the differences?

Hangfire: Perform background processing in .NET and .NET Core applications. 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; 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.

Hangfire and Sidekiq can be primarily classified as "Background Processing" tools.

Hangfire and Sidekiq are both open source tools. It seems that Sidekiq with 9.74K GitHub stars and 1.68K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Hangfire with 4.93K GitHub stars and 1.12K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Sidekiq has a broader approval, being mentioned in 425 company stacks & 347 developers stacks; compared to Hangfire, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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    Integrated UI dashboard
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    Efficient background processing
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    Better then resque
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    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
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    Pro version
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    Fast
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What is 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.

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 Hangfire 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.
NServiceBus
Performance, scalability, pub/sub, reliable integration, workflow orchestration, and everything else you could possibly want in a service bus.
Azure Functions
Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in virtually any Azure or 3rd party service as well as on-premises systems.
Kafka
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
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.
See all alternatives