SOURCE: Iron.io

Iron.io

February 11, 2016 09:30 ET

Iron.io Delivers New Job Processing Solutions Enabling Modern Enterprises to Quickly Build and Scale Apps in Hybrid Environments

Project Kratos Will Enable AWS Lambda Code to Run on Any Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2016) - Iron.io, a leading provider of enterprise-grade job processing solutions, has debuted three new solutions that give modern enterprises greater flexibility and control as they build and scale apps. These solutions -- for data processing, file processing, and extract, transform, load (ETL) -- combined with a rich feature set, empower enterprises to reliably scale their Docker-based jobs on any cloud, including hybrid environments.

Additionally, Iron.io announced Project Kratos, which will enable enterprises to run AWS Lambda functionality in any cloud provider, as well as on-premise, eliminating vendor lock-in. Iron.io is currently seeking project members, who will provide input and feedback as the project is developed. Project members will have the option of becoming beta users.

"To achieve the speed they need to innovate and remain competitive, modern enterprises cannot afford to be beholden to a single cloud provider or on-premise infrastructure," said Travis Reeder, CTO and co-founder of Iron.io. "With Iron.io solutions, we are providing a roadmap and best practices for developers to create scalable, streamlined job processing. Our comprehensive solutions support the entire workflow lifecycle, enabling customers to save time by scaling from the start, improve reliability by eliminating single points of failure and gain greater agility. Iron.io is the only company enabling deployment of job processing in a hybrid environment."

The new Iron.io solutions deliver API-driven workload management, while giving enterprises the flexibility and control to determine where they will deploy job processing and to use their existing security processes. The easy-to-deploy, industrial-strength solutions for file and data processing provide out-of-the-box microservices specific to dealing with large volumes of data in a highly concurrent model. This architecture enables batch processing to be deployed wherever the enterprise requires it, including private clouds and on-premises, as well as bursting to any cloud provider.

Iron.io customers use data processing, file processing and ETL solutions in three patterns: batch, burst or real-time. These capabilities enable customers to process large data sets from multiple locations faster than with legacy processing solutions and assist in speeding new products to market. With data processing, customers can quickly process data from multiple clouds, data centers and APIs, then utilize that information for reports, metrics and other functionality. The ETL capabilities then enable customers to leverage the data for analyzing trends, directing workloads, and implement new job processing based on this newly transformed or analyzed data. The file processing solution is capable of processing any type of media file, including video, images and logs.

Iron.io also furthers its enterprise feature set by releasing heavily requested functionality, including:

  • Role-based control - Most solutions today offer only a single log-in, which is often shared by numerous users. With the introduction of org chart management, Iron.io is enabling enterprises to support multiple users of the Iron.io solutions.
  • Autoscale - Continuously monitors queue sizes and ensures compute capacity is always available to meet even the most demanding spikes of enterprise workloads.
  • Professional services and training - Responding to enterprise demand to leverage Iron.io's experience building microservice architectures for job and batch processing, the company is introducing its professional services and training team. This newly established group collaborates with users to create their microservices architecture and establish workflows that are custom-designed to meet each organization's unique needs.

"Software development is a complex, time-consuming process, requiring a number of specific skills. Enterprises are now moving to a microservices approach, which enables them to put together small, specialized teams which work independently on evolvable systems," said Al Hilwa, program director, Application Development Software at IDC. "This microservices approach, combined with cloud services -- whether taking a public, private or hybrid approach -- is the key to fostering greater developer productivity and innovation, as well as enabling enterprises to stand out in highly competitive markets."

Architects and developers who are interested in joining Project Kratos as project members, should contact Iron.io through at http://go.iron.io/project-kratos.

About Iron.io
Iron.io's job processing platform delivers and processes hundreds of millions of messages and tasks every day. Its microservices architecture, delivered via Docker containers, enables the world's most innovative companies to transform large data sets into job processing that drives their revenue. Its asynchronous workloads operate in public and private clouds, on-premises, or hybrid environments, meeting enterprise requirements for flexibility, control and security-friendly solutions. Iron.io is leveraged by some of the world's most exciting companies such as Turner, Twitter, HotelTonight, Untappd and Google. Learn more at www.iron.io or follow on Twitter @getiron.

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