IronWorker

Container operations management for all business sizes

About IronWorker

IronWorker is a container-based background job processing solution, which comes with detailed analytics for developers to run front-end tasks, assigned/scheduled jobs, and offload tasks on a serverless platform. The app enables businesses to create custom worker code, as well as package and upload it on the system and queue up tasks against it. IronWorker enables users to operate in docker-based workflows to sync local environments with the production environment.

Key features of IronWorker include image and video processing, dashboards, push notifications, ETL processing, email delivery, cron replacement and troubleshooting reports. Developers can use a scheduler to queue up tasks which need to be performed at specific times and monitor them through the task tab. IronWorker's auto-scaling functionality allows businesses to break large tasks into small pieces and distribute them among workers running in a parallel environment. The platform also helps isolate code and other dependencies and enables users to process tasks on demand.

IronWorker can either be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud. It integrates with several third-party logging and monitoring services such as PaperTrail, DataDog, New Relic, StatHat, and more. Also, it comes with APIs and CLIs, which enable businesses to modify the system as per their requirements.


Key benefits of IronWorker

• IronWorker allows developers to move tasks to the background and provides real-time insights into the user-response loop.

• Businesses can use IronWorker to reduce the process time of tasks by running jobs concurrently or in parallel at high volume using granular resources.

• Provides tools to write worker code to run in business application, then upload and run them in IronWorker in multiple language such as Ruby, PHP, Python, Java, Node js, .Net, Go and more.

• Comes with a scheduler, which allows developers to flexibly schedule jobs to run once or multiple times on a recurring or other basis.

• IronWorker lets users use a centralized dashboard to gain insights into the status and performance of tasks.


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IronWorker Software - Queue up tasks for workers and schedule them to occur consecutively on a recurring or other basis.
IronWorker Software - Add new scheduled tasks and configure them as per priorities
IronWorker Software - Keep track of progress on tasks and gain insights into performance in real time.
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IronWorker Software - Queue up tasks for workers and schedule them to occur consecutively on a recurring or other basis.
IronWorker Software - Add new scheduled tasks and configure them as per priorities
IronWorker Software - Keep track of progress on tasks and gain insights into performance in real time.

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4.1/5
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Dan
Dan
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Simple set up, very good support, and clean interface

Reviewed on 11/01/2019

I like Iron Worker. I don't use all of the features but it has helped a lot with scaling up and...

I like Iron Worker. I don't use all of the features but it has helped a lot with scaling up and streamlining functions in my app.

Pros

It's simple but scalable, the support is very good. When setting up I had a lot of questions and they respond quickly. I like the interface, the ability to easily see exactly what is contained in each request is great and the API is straightforward.

Cons

There is not much middle ground on the pricing, it's either an opening price point plan with more limited features, and then the next level jumps up significantly in price. I am using this for an app that is not processing a up huge volume of traffic so I am able to get by with the features on the lowest price point plan, but I would like something offered in the middle that doesn't jump up in price so steeply. I should mention I am using the worker via the Heroku app.

The only other negative is that the worker has gotten hung up on me a couple of times but it has only happened minimally and they are quick to resolve once I report it.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Highly scalable infrastructure, plus fast and easy code releases thanks to Docker integration

Reviewed on 04/01/2019

Overall, I am very satisfied with IronWorker and I have recommended it to my friends and colleagues

Overall, I am very satisfied with IronWorker and I have recommended it to my friends and colleagues

Pros

I love that Iron Workers can now be loaded using Docker containers! Speeds up release time exponentially and makes testing significantly easier since my local environment is always the same as the production environment. It is also fairly easy to push workers directly from my code base (PHP) or create crons that are run from the command line.

Cons

The docker documentation is poor. Each time I needed to launch a worker in a new environment, I needed to talk with Iron support team to help them build the Dockerfile. IronWorker doesn't appear to be primary product of Iron either (that would be IronMQ), so updates to the platform are somewhat infrequent.

Marc
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  • Industry: Commercial Real Estate
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

It does what I’d expect it to do

Reviewed on 05/11/2020

Asynchronous, retried job dispatch such as sending emails

Asynchronous, retried job dispatch such as sending emails

Pros

It is relatively low effort. Solves the retry to send this to a third part some what simply.

Cons

Testing is a pain. Getting the correct dependancies installed can feel like a lottery. It feels like it has been abandoned in terms of updates.

Atul
Atul
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

With their unique cloud features, IronWorkers are simple to set up and maintain

Reviewed on 18/02/2023

IronWorker is mostly used by us to schedule tasks that would otherwise call for running CRON on a...

IronWorker is mostly used by us to schedule tasks that would otherwise call for running CRON on a dedicated computer. IronWorker makes it simple to schedule jobs in a cloud environment, especially a persistent one. Before, a computer running a cron daemon was required. Do it now. It's absolutely wonderful. simple to use And it supports PHP natively.

Pros

It is quite simple to assure consistency with your local environment because IronWorkers deploys the workers using Docker containers. My PHP code is immediately executed by IronWorker. Jobs may be easily scheduled. The scheduler is a fantastic feature, too. simplifies the process of running PHP functions in the cloud without the need to set up servers or containers. They all agree that using this tool will help you maintain order in your creative process.

Cons

The dashboard doesn't provide a means to change code. Uploading the full solution is necessary in order to update the code, even for a little modification. Typically, this is not an issue. The upload procedure is quite laborious. To edit my code online in a browser window would be ideal. For the previous several years, the product hasn't undergone much innovation, but I don't think that's necessary.

Abhinav
Abhinav
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

DevOps solution to speedup the Software development.

Reviewed on 28/03/2019

Iron Worker helps in simplifying the development and focus on the cost cutting. The custom auto...

Iron Worker helps in simplifying the development and focus on the cost cutting. The custom auto scaling helps to set the threshold limit so we should not run out of budget. The opensource server-less computing with help of IronFuncation give the wings to application and help in integrating with the containers .

Pros

Iron Worker helps in managing the multiple management portfolio to speed up the software development and delivery. It also provides the flexibility while designing the deployment cycle for different level of architecture. Brief metrics help in auditing and identifying area of improvements. Simple Queue Service is much more enhanced and provide the multiple option like sharing the queue and generating the report and analytics to get the area of cost cutting. SQS dashboard help to analysis all the things in the single panel window. Authentication is provided with the token which make the queue share possible without compromising with the security.

Cons

REST based API configuration is little complex and we need to go through the documentation before implementation as user interface for setup wizard should be user friendly and simple.

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IronWorker FAQs

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IronWorker offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$29.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing is available on monthly and annual subscriptions starting at $29 and $299 respectively.

IronWorker has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

IronWorker supports the following languages:

English

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IronWorker integrates with the following applications:

Datadog, Microsoft Azure, New Relic, Papertrail

IronWorker offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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