We’ve been working with, building, and evangelising message queues for the last year, and it’s no secret that we think they’re awesome. We believe message queues are a vital component to any architecture or application, and here are ten reasons why:
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There has been a lot of buzz around the Serverless trend lately; what it really means and what are its merits. At the end of the day it’s really just a new way to treat certain workloads – background jobs. How does this new pattern fit in the context of developing cloud native applications and operating container platforms such as Red Hat OpenShift?
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
Delivering continuous innovation to customers often leads to continuous pressure on the developers to build and ship software… well, continuously. Smart companies are doing all they can to empower their development teams with the right culture to encourage productivity, and the right tools to make it happen. Emerging as the foundational layer for many organizations’ application development efforts is a container application platform, with OpenShift as a leading choice.
As infrastructure resources continue to be commoditized, and as services continue to be exposed as APIs, having a foundational layer is critical to bring everything together. This is especially important when dealing with multiple distributed applications and multiple distributed teams, as containerized applications, workloads, and services need a unifying environment. Continue reading “OpenShift Ecosystem: Iron.io Brings a Serverless Experience to OpenShift”
Untappd, a mobile check-in app for beer lovers, helps beer lovers share their passion with friends and other beer lovers from around the world.
With millions of users checking-in, tracking and sharing newly discovered beers and beer drinking locations, as well as earning points for coveted badges, the Untappd app’s processing power is tested daily.
Watch the Untappd video to see how the team was able to make the app an integrated part of many beer lovers night out. Continue reading “See How Untappd Processes 100s of 1000s of Updates a Night”
Thanks to Johan Fantenberg for the base image CC BY 2.0
Earlier this week, Iron.io Customer Success Engineer JPK and I sat down with Michael Geneles and Stephen Kamenar from PitchBox to discuss their transition to IronMQ v3. Last Friday, they made the transition in less than 30 minutes! We were so impressed, we asked them for the details of their experience.
First, how does PitchBox leverage IronMQ? PitchBox helps marketers find online influencers. To accomplish that they crawl blogs and social media. Then, they run some fancy algorithms voodoo magic to process the results, and boom! Marketers are matched with their ideal influencers.
PitchBox’s dashboard is written in PHP. But, their crawler is an event driven NodeJS app. A couple thousand websites may need to be crawled and parsed at any given time.
Continue reading “Upgrade to IronMQ v3 in Under 30 Minutes”
Iron.io continues to grow its ecosystem of value-added partners. To this point, today you can now find Iron.io solutions in the Application Services within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Azure users can now directly leverage Iron.io within their applications to respond to application events, decouple components as independent services, offload individual workloads, and schedule regular occurring jobs.
IronWorker and IronMQ can be added by visiting the Azure Marketplace. Developers can then write and package task code for deployment to IronWorker’s processing environment within Azure. The Iron.io dashboard built into Azure provides detailed insight into the state of tasks for monitoring complete application activity and performance.
By using Azure and Iron.io, developers and operators can move individual components to the cloud, while maintaining safe application environments through improved security. Iron.io can also act as a key processing gateway to Azure component services including storage, queues, mobile services, and more, making it easy to create hybrid solutions of existing client-server applications and cloud-based microservices.
To quote Iron.io CEO Chad Arimura: “The combination of Azure and Iron.io brings flexibility, scalability, control and security – all the things Enterprises are seeking for their applications.
IronWorker and IronMQ are currently available in the West US region of Azure, and support multiple languages with native SDKs including Go, Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, Node.js, and .NET.
By Reed Allman, Backend Engineer, Iron.io
Ah, message queues.
Last year we set out to build a better message queue, both for our internal use and to run as a service for customers. If you’ve ever looked into message queues yourself, you’ll know they’re all different, and, conveniently, none of them are ever quite what you need. We hope we’ve found a sweet spot, and we’ll even run it for you. After over a year of being in production, we decided it was time to grab a mic and hit the streets. Or email. Definitely just email. Have ya seen the streets in SF?
Continue reading “Squashing Bugs in The Cloud: How Airbrake uses IronMQ v3”
Last year, we announced IronMQ v3, which was rewritten from the ground up to focus on performance and easy deployment/management for on premise installations. Since then, we’ve put all of our highest volume customers on it, some doing billions of requests per day, and nobody has hit the limits yet.
As our technology continues to evolve, it’s important that we continue to measure and benchmark. Here are the results of benchmarks we’ve run comparing IronMQ to RabbitMQ. Continue reading “IronMQ v3 is 10x Faster than RabbitMQ”
Blow Sh*t Up with Arnold Schwarzenegger … Be Drawn Into an Episode of the Simpsons … Celebrate the Patriots Victory with Rob Gronkowski.
These aren’t even bucket list items, these are unattainable items. That is, until Omaze gets involved. Omaze is an organization that was founded to drive significantly more money and awareness for deserving causes through the chance to live out dream experiences.
Charities offer up personalized events with their celebrity partners where everyone has the chance to win by donating to the cause. Each experience offers a range of reward levels from signed t-shirts to personalized Skype sessions to Twitter mentions, and once the experience is placed up on the Omaze site, the countdown begins to the winner of the grand prize. The growing number of high profile celebrities participating to provide such unique opportunities begs the question – what’s your dream experience?
Continue reading “How Omaze Delivers Once in a Lifetime Experiences Using Iron.io and Rackspace DevOps”