For those who are yet unfamiliar, Google Cloud Functions is a serverless environment that is used by a wide variety of developers. It enables programmers to write simple functions and attach them to events related to their cloud infrastructure. It’s a fully managed environment, which means there is no need to allocate servers or other equipment in order for…

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Overview CaaS, which stands for containers as a service, has been growing in popularity over the last decade as more organizations look for ways to control tasks while leveraging the benefits of technology. CaaS takes uses cloud technology to control containers. Containers are applications that contain all of the code and libraries that they need…

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Time-critical incident reports are essential for async task processing. With a tool like IronWorker, running tasks is almost always a seamless process. It all happens in the background, away from the main application framework, allowing you to get on with other aspects of your business. In most cases, you just wait for the task to finish.…

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Overview Architecture: IronWorker is an on-demand async task processing software for container-based workloads. Ruby on Rails (or Rails) is a server-side web application framework written in the programming language Ruby. Note: A “worker” on IronWorker Rails is a priority queue system that executes tasks outside of the application framework.  IronWorker is created on the Docker container…

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Overview Architecture: IronWorker is a hosted job processing solution that lets you manage container-based workloads. Dynos are isolated Linux containers in Salesforce Heroku that facilitate code based on various commands. Purpose: Use dynos to execute code for specific commands. Use IronWorker to manage and schedule these containers. Scalability: Both IronWorker and dynos scale but in different ways.…

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Overview Architecture: IronWorker is a server-less on-demand task processing solution for managing container-based workloads. Sidekiq is a background processing tool that handles various jobs at the same time. Language: IronWorker is “language agnostic.” It runs in a multi-language containerized environment. Sidekiq runs on Ruby. Scalability: IronWorker is a lot easier to scale than Sidekiq. Price: IronWorker…

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IronWorker vs. Google Cloud Run: Which One Should You Choose? vs Overview Architecture: IronWorker is an on-demand async task processing tool for container-based workloads. Google Cloud Run lets you run stateless containers that are called upon from HTTP requests. IronWorker relies on the Docker container format. Google Cloud relies on Knative, based on the Kubernetes…

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Google Cloud Run

Heads up IT professionals! Google Cloud Run is a new cloud computing platform and it is out of Beta that’s hot off the presses from Google, First announced at the company’s Google Cloud Next conference, April 2019 marked its remarkable birth. Google Cloud Run has generated a lot of excitement (and a lot of questions) among both tech journalists and…

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email and sms notifications

Emails, texts, and other notifications are critical for engaging with customers. No matter what form they take – alerts, daily summaries, weekly updates, special notices, or monthly newsletters – emails and notifications keep your customers informed, provide them with core services, and help drive revenue. These notifications come in a growing number of formats delivered…

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Kubernetes

App development and deployment is an ever-evolving and highly competitive industry. These days, that means looking at ways to ensure apps work across a variety of platforms and devices. This, invariably, means exploring the container environment, where products like Kubernetes and Docker rule. But what is Kubernetes? Is it just another version of Docker, or something completely different? Table…

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