RabbitMQ vs Sidekiq

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RabbitMQ vs Sidekiq: What are the differences?

What is RabbitMQ? A messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging. RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.

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.

RabbitMQ and Sidekiq are primarily classified as "Message Queue" and "Background Processing" tools respectively.

"It's fast and it works with good metrics/monitoring" is the top reason why over 203 developers like RabbitMQ, while over 120 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing Sidekiq.

RabbitMQ and Sidekiq are both open source tools. It seems that Sidekiq with 9.68K GitHub stars and 1.66K forks on GitHub has more adoption than RabbitMQ with 5.95K GitHub stars and 1.78K GitHub forks.

reddit, 9GAG, and Rainist are some of the popular companies that use RabbitMQ, whereas Sidekiq is used by StackShare, Product Hunt, and HotelTonight. RabbitMQ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 940 company stacks & 548 developers stacks; compared to Sidekiq, which is listed in 348 company stacks and 77 developer stacks.

Decisions about RabbitMQ and Sidekiq
Mickael Alliel
DevOps Engineer at Rookout · | 3 upvotes · 127.1K views

In addition to being a lot cheaper, Google Cloud Pub/Sub allowed us to not worry about maintaining any more infrastructure that needed.

We moved from a self-hosted RabbitMQ over to CloudAMQP and decided that since we use GCP anyway, why not try their managed PubSub?

It is one of the better decisions that we made, and we can just focus about building more important stuff!

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Pros of RabbitMQ
Pros of Sidekiq
  • 225
    It's fast and it works with good metrics/monitoring
  • 78
    Ease of configuration
  • 56
    I like the admin interface
  • 49
    Easy to set-up and start with
  • 20
    Durable
  • 18
    Standard protocols
  • 18
    Intuitive work through python
  • 10
    Written primarily in Erlang
  • 7
    Simply superb
  • 6
    Completeness of messaging patterns
  • 3
    Scales to 1 million messages per second
  • 3
    Reliable
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    Better than most traditional queue based message broker
  • 2
    Distributed
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    Supports AMQP
  • 1
    Great ui
  • 1
    Better routing system
  • 1
    Inubit Integration
  • 1
    Reliability
  • 1
    High performance
  • 1
    Runs on Open Telecom Platform
  • 1
    Clusterable
  • 1
    Clear documentation with different scripting language
  • 123
    Simple
  • 99
    Efficient background processing
  • 60
    Scalability
  • 37
    Better then resque
  • 26
    Great documentation
  • 15
    Admin tool
  • 14
    Great community
  • 8
    Integrates with redis automatically, with zero config
  • 7
    Great support
  • 7
    Stupidly simple to integrate and run on Rails/Heroku
  • 3
    Ruby
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    Freeium
  • 2
    Pro version
  • 1
    Dashboard w/live polling
  • 1
    Great ecosystem of addons
  • 1
    Fast

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Cons of RabbitMQ
Cons of Sidekiq
  • 9
    Too complicated cluster/HA config and management
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    Needs Erlang runtime. Need ops good with Erlang runtime
  • 5
    Configuration must be done first, not by your code
  • 4
    Slow
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    What is RabbitMQ?

    RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.

    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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