The traditional framework-centered application is a two-tier application. You have an application tier, which runs your application’s software, and then you have your database servers, which store your data.
Cloud applications, however, are quickly moving away from this traditional two-tier architecture that then starts growing organically out of need towards a proper n-tier architecture at the onset. These additional tiers provide alternative computing, storage, and process orchestration to handle the growing set of response needs.
Sending notifications is key to delivering great service. A growing user base means distributing the effort and shrinking the time it takes to get emails and messages to your users.
Processing images is a common need in social apps. Whether it’s generating thumbnails, resizing photos, or adding effects, Iron.io can help you offload and scale out the effort with IronWorker.