One of the major problems we had was developing/finding an easy to implement a solution for creating worker queues using Node.js. All of the worker queues that we could find that were open source were unstable or provided very low performance. We needed a solution to create a scalable data processing backend without having to sink hundreds of hours of development time into creating our own. Compared to IronWorker, all other solutions were unstable and untrackable.
Iron.io provided an easy to use dashboard to track workers, errors, program speed, and other metrics. This improved the development process of workers and allowed for a full proof product backend that could easily be managed by a small team. With an SaaS product in the digital marketing space, companies depend on reliability of code, seeing as how one mistake could mean a massive marketing disaster. Iron.io met this reliability standard plus provided email updates and log data to instantly track issues and fix any problems.
IronWorker is used to collect and process data from numerous outside sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other social marketing data sources. It then processes and saves the data to be used on the front end.
The system is controlled by a single worker that is scheduled to continually run and schedule other smaller workers to perform specific tasks at different time periods. This set up has provided a way to easily collect millions of data points daily without a single issue.
Kuhcoon now processes 1000's of user accounts daily, collecting and combing through millions of data points. The Iron.io platform allows our development team to develop, test, and push production worker code in a fraction of the time that older systems used to take.
Our worker processes use Node.js to make asynchronous calls to multiple API end points at once and can now collect hundreds of data points during a single worker cycle that takes less than 2 seconds.
With the scalability of the Iron.io platform and the ability to run 1000's of concurrent workers at any given time, Iron.io truly does deliver the perfect asynchronous worker platform.
Nicely said, CJ.
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