Sidekiq vs. Resque vs. Que

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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 Que?

Que is a high-performance alternative to DelayedJob or QueueClassic that improves the reliability of your application by protecting your jobs with the same ACID guarantees as the rest of your data.

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Why do developers choose Sidekiq?
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Why do developers choose Resque?
Why do you like Resque?

Why do developers choose Que?
Why do you like Que?

What are the cons of using Sidekiq?
No Cons submitted yet for Sidekiq
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What are the cons of using Resque?
No Cons submitted yet for Resque
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What are the cons of using Que?
No Cons submitted yet for Que
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How much does Sidekiq cost?
How much does Resque cost?
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What companies use Sidekiq?
413 companies on StackShare use Sidekiq
What companies use Resque?
41 companies on StackShare use Resque
What companies use Que?
4 companies on StackShare use Que
What tools integrate with Sidekiq?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Sidekiq
What tools integrate with Resque?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Resque
What tools integrate with Que?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Que

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

  • Beanstalkd - A simple, fast work queue
  • delayed_job - Database backed asynchronous priority queue -- Extracted from Shopify
  • Kue - Kue is a priority job queue backed by redis, built for node.js
  • Bull - Premium Queue package for handling jobs and messages in NodeJS

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