Background Jobs Tools

Browse the tools available to address the Background Jobs concept in your next programming project.

  • Active Job

    Active Job is a framework for declaring jobs and making them run on a variety of queuing backends. It provides a single, common interface for creating, enqueuing, and executing background jobs.
  • Airflow

    Apache Airflow is a platform to programmatically author, schedule, and monitor workflows. It is used for data processing pipelines, data migration, and data processing tasks.
  • Apache Camel

    Apache Camel is an open-source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns with powerful bean integration. Camel empowers you to define routing and mediation rules in a variety of domain-specific languages, including a Java-based Fluent API, Spring or Blueprint XML Configuration files, and a Scala DSL.
  • Apache Storm

    Apache Storm is a distributed real-time computation system for processing large volumes of high-velocity data. It provides a simple interface for programming distributed, fault-tolerant processing pipelines with high throughput and low latency.

    Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications.
  • Beanstalkd

    Beanstalkd is a simple, fast work queue. Its 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.
  • Bull

    Bull is a powerful, easy to use, and feature-rich job queue for Node.js.
  • 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.
  • Chronos

    Chronos is a distributed and fault-tolerant scheduler that runs on top of Apache Mesos that can be used for job orchestration.
  • DelayedJob

    Delayed::Job (or DJ) encapsulates the common pattern of asynchronously executing longer tasks in the background.
  • Flink

    Apache Flink is an open source platform for distributed stream and batch data processing. Flink’s core is a streaming dataflow engine that provides data distribution, communication, and fault tolerance for distributed computations over data streams.
  • Gearmand

    Gearman provides a generic application framework to farm out work to other machines or processes that are better suited to do the work.
  • GoodJob

    GoodJob is a multithreaded, Postgres-based, ActiveJob backend for Ruby on Rails. It uses a small number of long-running threads to asynchronously execute incoming jobs.
  • Helix-Job-Queue

    Helix Job Queue is a distributed job scheduling system for large scale workloads designed to run in cloud environments. It supports both batch and streaming workloads.
  • HornetQ

    HornetQ is an open source project to build a multi-protocol, embeddable, very high performance, clustered, asynchronous messaging system.
  • IBM MQ

    IBM MQ is a message-oriented middleware product that allows applications running on separate systems to communicate with each other using messages. It simplifies and accelerates the integration of diverse applications and business data across multiple platforms.
  • IronMQ

    IronMQ is a cloud-based message queue service for reliable, scalable communication between distributed systems. It is available in multiple languages and integrates easily with other cloud services.
  • IronWorker

    IronWorker is a task queue/worker system that offloads work from your application servers. It can run tasks written in any language, including Ruby, Python, PHP, Java, Node.js, Go, and more.
  • Java Messaging Service

    Java Message Service (JMS) is a messaging standard that allows Java applications to create, send, receive, and read messages in a loosely coupled, reliable, and asynchronous way.
  • Jobber

    Jobber is a powerful and flexible cron-like scheduler for Unix systems.
  • Kafka

    Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform used by thousands of companies for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications.
  • Karafka

    Karafka is a Ruby framework for building Apache Kafka based systems. It allows you to focus on business logic rather than on consuming and processing messages.
  • Kue

    Kue is a priority job queue backed by redis, built for node.js.
  • Luigi

    Luigi is a Python package for building complex pipelines of batch jobs. It handles dependency resolution, workflow management, visualization, handling failures, command line integration, and much more.
  • MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

    MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform™ is a unified, highly productive, hybrid integration platform that creates an application network of apps, data, and devices with API-led connectivity.
  • NSQ

    NSQ is a realtime distributed messaging platform designed to operate at scale, handling billions of messages per day.
  • Quartz

    Quartz is a job scheduling library that can be integrated into a wide variety of Java applications. It provides a rich set of features for scheduling jobs and managing them through a web interface or programmatically through an API.
  • Que

    Que is a high-performance alternative to DelayedJob or Sidekiq for Ruby, backed by PostgreSQL. Its features include reliability, transactional job locking, and a simple interface.
  • RabbitMQ

    RabbitMQ is a message broker that implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP). It supports multiple messaging protocols and can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.
  • Redis Queue

    RQ (Redis Queue) is a simple Python library for queueing jobs and processing them in the background with workers. It is backed by Redis and it is designed to have a low barrier to entry.
  • Resque

    Resque is a Redis-backed Ruby library for creating background jobs, placing those jobs on multiple queues, and processing them later.
  • RocketMQ

    RocketMQ is an open-source distributed messaging and streaming data platform.
  • Sidekiq

    Sidekiq is a simple, efficient background processing library for Ruby. It uses threads to handle many jobs at the same time in the same process.
  • Spark

    Apache Spark is an open-source distributed computing system used for big data processing and analytics. It was developed at the AMPLab at UC Berkeley.
  • TaskTiger

    TaskTiger is a lightweight, robust task scheduler for Python.
  • ZeroMQ

    ZeroMQ (also spelled ØMQ, 0MQ or ZMQ) is a high-performance asynchronous messaging library, aimed at use in distributed or concurrent applications.

#What is Background Jobs?

In software development, a Background Jobs is a task or process that runs independently of the main application thread or user interface. It typically runs in the background and performs a specific action or task, such as data processing, file processing, or sending notifications.

#Background Jobs usage benefits

Usage benefits of Background Jobs include:

  • Improved application performance and responsiveness by offloading resource-intensive tasks to the background
  • Increased scalability through parallel processing of background tasks
  • Enhanced reliability and fault tolerance by handling errors and retries automatically
  • Greater flexibility and customization through scheduling and prioritization of background tasks
  • Improved user experience by reducing wait times and enabling asynchronous processing
  • Increased productivity by automating routine and time-consuming tasks

#Background Jobs comparison criteria

Here are some comparison criteria for Background Jobs tools in software development:

  • Job scheduling and management capabilities
  • Support for distributed computing
  • Queue management features
  • Retry and error handling options
  • Integration with messaging systems
  • Monitoring and analytics capabilities
  • Scalability and performance
  • Platform compatibility
  • Security features
  • Deployment and hosting options
  • Integration with other tools and platforms
  • DevOps integration
  • Logging and error handling options
  • Version control and code management features
  • Support for various programming languages
  • Cost and licensing
  • Vendor reputation and support
  • Community support and resources
  • Extensibility through plugins or APIs
  • Mobile accessibility
  • Support for multiple languages and locales
  • Integration with data stores and databases
  • Task prioritization and load balancing capabilities
  • Support for various job types
  • Integration with notification systems.

#Background Jobs Summary

Background Jobs are a crucial aspect of software development that involves running tasks or processes independently of the main application thread to improve performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, user experience, and productivity.

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