Sidekiq vs. Resque

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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.

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


What are the cons of using Sidekiq?
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What are the cons of using Resque?
No Cons submitted yet for Resque
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How much does Sidekiq cost?
How much does Resque cost?


What companies use Sidekiq?
409 companies on StackShare use Sidekiq
What companies use Resque?
41 companies on StackShare use Resque


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 are some alternatives to Sidekiq and Resque?

  • 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
  • Que - A Ruby job queue that uses PostgreSQL's advisory locks for speed and reliability

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