Rails 4 apps backed by Sidekiq + Clever Cloud.

At Clever Cloud, we want developers to be happy. To achieve that we try to adapt as quickly as we can to users needs. The other day, someone asked for Sidekiq support for their Rails applications.

What's Sidekiq

Sidekiq is a solution to run long background tasks in ruby. It works by running a background server and treating jobs stored in a Redis. It's helpful to delay tasks, take a long API call to the background while still be able to answer to a request in a timely manner.

How do I use Sidekiq on Clever Cloud?

First, you need a Redis instance. Start by provisioning a redis addon on Clever Cloud. Remember to link the redis add-on to your application in the Console.

The redis addon provides a REDIS_URL environment variable which will be used by sidekiq to connect to the redis addon.

  • The next and only step is to add/modify the clevercloud/ruby.json file to add the
    "sidekiq" flag:
   "deploy": {
      "sidekiq": true

Then commit and push your application, and you should be all set!


À lire également

Clever Cloud structures itself to support its organic growth

In 2023, Clever Cloud has once again made great strides, with a significant increase in its turnover. Having recently passed the 60-strong mark, the company is welcoming new profiles to support its development, and is expanding its Management Committee.
Company Press

Clever Cloud and CISPE: a strategic commitment to the European Cloud

Continuing its commitment to digital sovereignty, Clever Cloud is proud to announce its participation in CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe association).

Clever Cloud opens a new Gravelines HDS region

Clever Cloud opens a new Gravelines Health data Hosting region to have redundancy on those sensitive datas.