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Resque vs Sidekiq: What are the differences?

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

Resque and Sidekiq can be categorized as "Background Processing" tools.

"Free" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Resque, while over 120 developers mention "Simple" as the leading cause for choosing Sidekiq.

Resque and Sidekiq are both open source tools. Sidekiq with 9.68K GitHub stars and 1.67K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Resque with 8.54K GitHub stars and 1.57K GitHub forks.

HotelTonight, New Relic, and Twilio SendGrid are some of the popular companies that use Sidekiq, whereas Resque is used by MAK IT, Stitched, and Youboox. Sidekiq has a broader approval, being mentioned in 348 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Resque, which is listed in 34 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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    Free
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    Scalable
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    Easy to use on heroku
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    Simple
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    Efficient background processing
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    Scalability
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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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    Freeium
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    Ruby
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    Pro version
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    Dashboard w/live polling
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    Great ecosystem of addons
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    Fast

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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 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 Resque and Sidekiq?
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.
Celery
Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
Beanstalkd
Beanstalks's interface is generic, but was originally designed for reducing the latency of page views in high-volume web applications by running time-consuming tasks asynchronously.
RabbitMQ
RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
Rake
It is a software task management and build automation tool. It allows the user to specify tasks and describe dependencies as well as to group tasks in a namespace.
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