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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Cron Jobs

In the fast-paced world of the internet age, everyone knows that efficiency is key. One way for you to increase efficiency is by automating repetitive tasks, especially if you’re an overworked or overwhelmed webmaster who simply doesn’t have the time or the power to keep up with miniscule tasks when there’s other work to be done. Thankfully, this…

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docker logo

Batch processing means getting a lot of one type of task done all in one go, saving time, effort and money. There are many ways to do this, but businesses are always hunting for more efficient ways to do more without over-complicating their apps or business tools. Today, we’re going to look at how a user-friendly…

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background jobs

Every web application has crucial tasks that need to run in the background. They run outside of the main web response loop, but ensure any number of critical jobs gets done to keep the web-based application running smoothly. This means end users enjoy an engaging app experience, without it grinding to a halt every time…

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What is a Docker Image? (And how do you use one with IronWorker?)

Love them or hate them, containers have become part of the infrastructure running just about everything. From Kubernetes to Docker, almost everyone has their version of containers. The most commonly used is still Docker.  IronWorker was among the very first to combine serverless management with containers. In this article we will give a high-level overview…

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