Redis vs Amazon SQS for Queue

Posted 1 year ago by TheFriendlyHacker


I am trying to choose a queue driver for my application. The jobs it will be processing won't be super complex/resource-intensive. Mainly gathering information about audio files a user uploads.

EX: A user uploads a song. A job would be queued that does the following:

  • gathers the id3 info about the song (trivial in terms of resources)
  • fetched cover/album art for the song (requires some HTTP requests to an external API)

I am caught between using Redis on a separate server vs using Amazon SQS. So far, I am favoring SQS due to its relative ease of use and robustness. But I want to hear some of your opinions, including recommendations for drivers other than Redis or SQS, if you think they would be better.


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