In the past few months, we’ve spoken to quite a few customers that have added Machine Learning (ML) tasks into IronWorker. The problem is, these tasks can take a significant amount of time on a CPU vs a GPU. GPU’s were built to handle the parallelization of complex matrix/vector operations that gaming required, and it…

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We recently sponsored a robotics event in Tokyo held by OnLab, DigitalGarage and Psygig… and, it was awesome.  Also, yes… the course below was an actual course from the event. The participants were to break into teams, build a drone, implement machine learning techniques, gather and analyze data via Iron, and maneuver their drone across multiple…

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Iron.io was recently acquired by Xenon Ventures, a private equity, and venture capital firm. Xenon Ventures is headed by Jonathan Siegel, a serial entrepreneur who has founded many popular software services and has made just as many successful acquisitions. Here comes the full circle. What may not know, is that Jonathan was Iron.io’s first customer…

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One of Iron’s original investors, Jonathan Siegel, released a book this week that any entrepreneur (or anybody who’s worked in the bay area) should definitely read.  It’s titled, “The San Francisco Fallacy: The Ten Fallacies That Make Founders Fail“, and Jonathan does an amazing job writing about his personal experiences in the art and science…

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Guy Podjarny published a great blog post discussing the Serverless space from a security perspective. I highly recommend reading it as it touches on some great points, going over both the security benefits and possible risks. Two points he made definitely stood out to me, and the first was the concept of a greater attack…

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When building an application, there usually comes a time when it makes sense to add a Message Queue.  You can get pretty far with a RDMS or a It happened here at Iron, and  

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In February, we launch a beta called Project Kratos. It promised to bring Lambda-like functionality to any cloud – public, private, hybrid or on-premises. As we quickly approach Q4, February seems like a long time ago, but so much has happened since then. Over the past seven months, serverless computing has gained momentum as more…

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Lots of people have been asking about how they can use Mesosphere and Iron.io together. It makes sense, because Iron.io’s workload processing engine and hybrid microservices architecture are perfectly suited to take advantage of Mesosphere’s Datacenter Operating System (DC/OS), the first open and comprehensive platform for building, running and scaling modern enterprise applications.

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Serverless computing has blown up in the past 6 months and along with all the excitement is a lot of questions. I’ll attempt to address some of the questions and talk about the pros and cons of serverless. We created Iron.io five years ago to solve the problems that serverless computing solves. In fact we built the…

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By Cloud Foundry Even Neil Degrasse Tyson would be impressed with how quickly and effectively the Cloud Foundry community has evolved into a fully organic ecosystem of ecosystems. This is because forward thinking organizations are putting a stake in the ground that Cloud Foundry will be the foundation for all future software development and deployment.…

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