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Sidekiq vs TaskBotJS: What are the differences?

Developers describe Sidekiq as "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. On the other hand, TaskBotJS is detailed as "JavaScript/TypeScript job processing framework". TaskBotJS is a job queue and processing service for NodeJS applications. Using Redis as a background store, TaskBotJS allows you to offload long-running jobs away from your web application and handles all the rough edges involved: job scheduling, handling failures and retries, priority queueing, and the works.

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

Sidekiq and TaskBotJS are both open source tools. Sidekiq with 9.68K GitHub stars and 1.67K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than TaskBotJS with 491 GitHub stars and 13 GitHub forks.

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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 TaskBotJS?

TaskBotJS is a job queue and processing service for NodeJS applications. Using Redis as a background store, TaskBotJS allows you to offload long-running jobs away from your web application and handles all the rough edges involved: job scheduling, handling failures and retries, priority queueing, and the works
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          What are some alternatives to Sidekiq and TaskBotJS?
          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.
          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.
          RabbitMQ
          RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
          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.
          Kafka
          Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
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          Decisions about Sidekiq and TaskBotJS
          Jerome Dalbert
          Jerome Dalbert
          Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare | 4 upvotes 57.4K views
          atGratify CommerceGratify Commerce
          delayed_job
          delayed_job
          Rails
          Rails
          AWS Elastic Beanstalk
          AWS Elastic Beanstalk
          Sidekiq
          Sidekiq
          Ruby
          Ruby
          Amazon SQS
          Amazon SQS
          #BackgroundProcessing

          delayed_job is a great Rails background job library for new projects, as it only uses what you already have: a relational database. We happily used it during the company鈥檚 first two years.

          But it started to falter as our web and database transactions significantly grew. Our app interacted with users via SMS texts sent inside background jobs. Because the delayed_job daemon ran every couple seconds, this meant that users often waited several long seconds before getting text replies, which was not acceptable. Moreover, job processing was done inside AWS Elastic Beanstalk web instances, which were already under stress and not meant to handle jobs.

          We needed a fast background job system that could process jobs in near real-time and integrate well with AWS. Sidekiq is a fast and popular Ruby background job library, but it does not leverage the Elastic Beanstalk worker architecture, and you have to maintain a Redis instance.

          We ended up choosing active-elastic-job, which seamlessly integrates with worker instances and Amazon SQS. SQS is a fast queue and you don鈥檛 need to worry about infrastructure or scaling, as AWS handles it for you.

          We noticed significant performance gains immediately after making the switch.

          #BackgroundProcessing

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          Jerome Dalbert
          Jerome Dalbert
          Senior Backend Engineer at StackShare | 3 upvotes 36.9K views
          atStackShareStackShare
          Sidekiq
          Sidekiq
          Ruby
          Ruby
          delayed_job
          delayed_job
          Redis
          Redis

          We use Sidekiq to process millions of Ruby background jobs a day under normal loads. We sometimes process more than that when running one-off backfill tasks.

          With so many jobs, it wouldn't really make sense to use delayed_job, as it would put our main database under unnecessary load, which would make it a bottleneck with most DB queries serving jobs and not end users. I suppose you could create a separate DB just for jobs, but that can be a hassle. Sidekiq uses a separate Redis instance so you don't have this problem. And it is very performant!

          I also like that its free version comes "batteries included" with:

          • A web monitoring UI that provides some nice stats.
          • An API that can come in handy for one-off tasks, like changing the queue of certain already enqueued jobs.

          Sidekiq is a pleasure to use. All our engineers love it!

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          How developers use Sidekiq and TaskBotJS
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          SmartLogic uses SidekiqSidekiq

          We turn to Sidekiq when we need to run background jobs in a Rails app, which we do for just about every Rails app we write. We especially like the ops tools that come with Sidekiq, which make it easy to monitor and maintain.

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          Tim Lucas uses SidekiqSidekiq

          Background processing of Pushover push notifications to admins when sales occur, payments processing via Pin Payments, Campaign Monitor transaction email sending, and Intercom event API posting.

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          Told uses SidekiqSidekiq

          Sidekiq is used extensively for a multitude of background jobs, everything from audio/video post-processing to sending push notifications.

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          Jeff Flynn uses SidekiqSidekiq

          We offload our background processing tasks (photo sizing, watermarking, etc.) to Sidekiq to keep our app's performance optimal.

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