How HotelTonight uses Iron.io and AWS Redshift to create Ruby-based ETL pipeline (repost)


Creating an ETL pipeline with Iron.io and Redshift

Operating at scale in the cloud almost always equates to having a highly distributed system architecture in place to handle workloads by auto-scaling components out horizontally

Harlow Ward is a developer at HotelTonight and he put together a great post on how they handle issues of scale. In it he talks about their use of Iron.io and Amazon’s Redshift offering to create a simple highly scalable ETL pipeline. Continue reading “How HotelTonight uses Iron.io and AWS Redshift to create Ruby-based ETL pipeline (repost)”

Going (Almost) Serverless with Iron.io


The NoisyTwit App

This is a guest post by Dieter Van der Stock, a full-stack developer in Antwerp, Belgium. In it, he talks about his experience building NoisyTwit and how the combination of HTML/JavaScript, PHP, OAuth.io, and Iron.io made for a simple but scalable solution. 

Modern app development doesn’t need to be complicated as this post details. Continue reading “Going (Almost) Serverless with Iron.io”

How Edeva Uses MongoDB and IronMQ to Power Real-time Intelligent Traffic Systems

Edeva AB develops and markets intelligent traffic systems. Their product is a dynamic speed bump called Actibump. The selective system makes it possible to handle the compromise in accessibility, traffic flow and speed control, which is not possible with static speed bumps.

Actibump consists of one or more road modules that are mounted into a cast foundation and a radar unit that transmits information to a central control system. The road modules raise and lower in response to vehicle speed and are controlled and monitored over the Internet. Actibump can be expanded with variable speed limits, automatic traffic control (ATC), transponder systems for emergency vehicles, and real-time background data capture for statistical analysis of traffic. Continue reading “How Edeva Uses MongoDB and IronMQ to Power Real-time Intelligent Traffic Systems”

Using Iron.io Workers for Large Scale PHP posting with Laravel (a repost from Scott Wilcox)


Scalable Workers in Laravel
One of the fun parts about working at Iron.io is being able to connect with developers working on some great projects.
One of these is Scott Wilcox, the developer of Tweekly.fm. His service posts Last.fm events to Twitter and has been growing in popular the last several months. Scott wrote a great post the other day on the growth of his service and the things he did to help scale the processing.

Continue reading “Using Iron.io Workers for Large Scale PHP posting with Laravel (a repost from Scott Wilcox)”

How One User Automated a Research Study with IronWorker and Twilio (a repost from Usability Panda)

Katarzyna Stawarz, a PhD student at University College London, wrote a really nice blog post on using Twilio and IronWorker to communicate via SMS. She was conducting a study that tested a method of habit formation research and needed a way to send out reminders to participants at specific times during the day, every day, for 4 weeks.

Originally, Katarzyna was going to do it manually but then decided to dust off her programming skills and automate the whole thing. Brilliant! Continue reading “How One User Automated a Research Study with IronWorker and Twilio (a repost from Usability Panda)”

How Kuhcoon uses IronWorker and Node.js to improve social media advertising

[This post is part of a series of customer success stories that Chad Arimura is putting together highlighting key customers and how they are using Iron.io to do some pretty big things.]


Kuhcoon offers a suite of tools built around the management and optimization of social media advertising for businesses. They provide two tools – a basic social media management application that is used for managing, publishing, and tracking earned social media campaigns, and an intelligent Facebook Ads Platform that lets users easily create and manage paid social ad campaigns while receiving automated help and spending optimization. Both services are growing in popularity and require constant account updates and voluminous data collection. Continue reading “How Kuhcoon uses IronWorker and Node.js to improve social media advertising”

Why Mentor Graphics replaced SQS with IronMQ

[This post is part of a series of customer success stories that Chad Arimura is putting together highlighting key customers and how they are using Iron.io to do some pretty big things.]

Mentor Graphics [NASDAQ: MENT] is a leader in electronic design and automation software. They enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. Their innovative products and solutions help engineers conquer design challenges in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design. Continue reading “Why Mentor Graphics replaced SQS with IronMQ”

How Munzee Keeps Gameplay Real with IronMQ

This post is part of a series of customer success stories highlighting key customers and how they are using Iron.io to do some pretty big things.


Munzee is a 21st century scavenger hunt that utilizes iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile apps to create a modern-day, high-tech adventure game. Munzee QR Codes and NFC Tags are captured or deployed by players allowing them to earn points, unlock badges, and compete in clans against each other.


Scott Foster
Co-Founder / VP of Technology
Munzee

What problem did Munzee face before Iron?

An initial concern with the launch of Munzee was an increasing demand for background processing to handle tasks secondary to active gameplay. We needed a way to handle outbound email, validation checks, and other asynchronous processing associated with gameplay. This needed to be done without slowing the user down in their effort to capture and deploy munzees. Continue reading “How Munzee Keeps Gameplay Real with IronMQ”

How Vextras Integrates Multiple API’s with Iron.io

[This post is part of a series of customer success stories that Chad Arimura is putting together highlighting key customers and how they are using Iron.io to do some pretty big things.]

Vextras develops applications that help e-commerce store owners simplify their business processes. Their solutions connect online stores with other great SaaS apps like MailChimp, Highrise, Xero and Mandrill for a seamless transfer of information from one platform to another. In addition, they are developing an entire suite of tools that eliminate manual processes and allow store owners to run their businesses more efficiently. Continue reading “How Vextras Integrates Multiple API’s with Iron.io”

How Untappd Reduced App Response Times with Iron.io

[This post is part of a series of customer success stories that Chad Arimura is putting together highlighting key customers and how they are using Iron.io to do some pretty big things.]

Untappd is a mobile location based service for beer lovers that allows users to log, rate and discover new beers, venues and people. By tracking your history and beer ratings, Untappd can recommend beers that are similar based on your taste profile. You can also see what your friends are drinking all over the world as well as find new beers and locations near you! Continue reading “How Untappd Reduced App Response Times with Iron.io”