Iron.io Launches IronWorker within the Azure Marketplace

Iron.io is pleased to announce it is offering its IronWorker platform as an Application Service within the Azure Marketplace, providing a key infrastructure component that gives developers immediate access to highly scalable event-driven computing services.

Every application in the cloud needs to process workloads on a continuous basis, at scale, on a schedule, or in the background. IronWorker is a modern application development platform for processing at a task level by isolating code packages and dependencies in a containerized compute environment managed by Iron.io.

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How to Build an ETL Pipeline for ElasticSearch Using Segment and Iron.io

ETL is a common pattern in the big data world for collecting and consolidating data for storage and/or analysis. Here’s the basic process:

  • Extract data from a variety of sources
  • Transform data through a set of custom processes
  • Load data to external databases or data warehouses

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Iron.io hosting CoreOS meetup – Speakers include Brandon Philips from CoreOS and Sam Ward from Iron.io

Iron.io will be hosting a CoreOS meetup on this Monday, Sept. 8th. Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, will be a speaker as will representatives from DigitalOcean and Citrix. Continue reading “Iron.io hosting CoreOS meetup – Speakers include Brandon Philips from CoreOS and Sam Ward from Iron.io”

Segment.io adds Iron.io as an endpoint for message queueing


Iron.io + Segment.io = Integration Goodness

IronMQ has just been added as an endpoint for message queueing within Segment.io. Segment.io provides a single gateway that lets developers, marketers, and analysts pipe logs, metrics, user actions, and other key app data to hundreds of other applications and tools.

The Segment.io API acts as a control for other analytics tools, allowing developers to integrate one single API in place of many. Continue reading “Segment.io adds Iron.io as an endpoint for message queueing”

Schedule Email with SendGrid and Iron.io (repost)

Using IronWorker to Schedule Emails in Node.js, Ruby, and PHP


Schedule Email with SendGrid and Iron.io

Nick Quinlan from SendGrid just put out a really nice post on using IronWorker to schedule email using SendGrid.

And what’s even better is he shows how to do it in three languages:

  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • Ruby

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Iron.io Joins Red Hat’s OpenShift Marketplace


The OpenShift Marketplace

Iron.io is pleased to announce its IronMQ and IronWorker solutions are part of the OpenShift Marketplace. The marketplace is an important component to Red Hat’s OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) in that it lets developers combine the benefits of enterprise PaaS with tightly integrated, complementary solutions – all without losing time on technology integration. Continue reading “Iron.io Joins Red Hat’s OpenShift Marketplace”

Iron.io Launches on Pivotal Cloud Foundry Platform

Iron.io is proud to announce that IronMQ and IronWorker are now available as add-on services on Pivotal’s web-based Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) which is available at http://run.pivotal.io and runs the open source Cloud Foundry platform.

Run.pivotal provides app developers with a powerful option to rapidly deploy and scale new applications. The recent launch of Pivotal CF – a commercial distribution of Cloud Foundry from Pivotal that is deployable on VMware’s vSphere IAAS platform – adds an industrial-strength option for deploying applications on cloud infrastructure, providing choice for business owners who want a combination of on-premise, cloud and hybrid application hosting solutions. Continue reading “Iron.io Launches on Pivotal Cloud Foundry Platform”

Need a Mobile Backend? Try OpenShift. (SendGrid article)


SendGrid on Mobile Backend Services

SendGrid put out a nice post on their blog the other day on what to look for with mobile backends.

Kunal Batra is a developer evangelist at-large for SendGrid and did some work with Redhat’s OpenShift platform recently.

In the post, Kunal lays out a simple case for why this platform plus services such as Iron.io, SendGrid, Twilio, and PubNub can make for a compelling mobile backend service. Continue reading “Need a Mobile Backend? Try OpenShift. (SendGrid article)”

More Go Use in Production (Pivotal CF)

Travis Reeder, Iron.io co-founder and CTO, was at DevBeat 2013 on Tuesday talking about Iron.io’s use of Go language for our API services and backend functionality. (We use Ruby and other languages for workers and our app framework but Go has a special place here for things that need to run fast and handle high throughputs.)

The audience, many of whom were coming up to speed on Go, had a lot of great questions. A surprising number of hands went up when asked about using Go. A lesser but still impressive number raised their hands when asked about Go in production. (At the GoSF meetup we organized last week, not surprisingly, half the group’s hands went up on that question.) Continue reading “More Go Use in Production (Pivotal CF)”