Who Uses This Software?

IronMQ is highly flexible in terms of deployment and scalability, so our customers range from small to medium sized business, to small scale deployments, all the way to Fortune 100 companies.


Average Ratings

8 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $24.99/month
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Iron.io
  • iron.io
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About IronMQ

A highly scalable and elastic message queue providing an extremely fast and robust message passing system with flexible deployments.


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IronMQ Features

  • Dashboard
  • ETL - Extract / Transfer / Load
  • Metadata Management
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Web Services

IronMQ Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Evaluate with great caution and care before committing

Feb 15, 2019
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - Signed up on a free plan

- Integrated easily with Heroku

Cons: - Randomly lost queues several times during THEIR outages

- Very slow performance

- Horrible support; sometimes WEEKS without response

- Horrible documentation -- out of date, incomplete, etc.

- Minimal feature set -- not even close to competitors

- Terrible, buggy UI online

Overall: IronMQ at the time was the simplest integration for our small PHP Laravel app on Heroku. We are still stuck on it despite having grown significantly. Even when we were small we faced myriad horrible technical issues that should never happen with any production 3rd party service -- loss of data, frequent outages, god awful performance, buggy UI causing you to have to revert to your own API usage for simple queue management tasks, etc.

I would never put it past a company to improve over time so I won't just tell you to run away as fast as you can, but SERIOUSLY if you ever are actually considering using Iron or someone tries to convince you to use it, you should be prepared to justify that decision against very mature, very serious competition at this point. Queuing is more or less a solved problem including managed solutions in the cloud; Iron doesn't hold a candle to the competition at this point in time.

Simple, Scaleable Queue service

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Documentation is straight forward, its nice that they have sdks / plugins for major frameworks like laravel to work with the native queue system.

Cons: as frameworks evolve and their queuing feature become more robust, having those features brought though to the platform would be amazing. for example https://horizon.laravel.com/ has some cool retry features. some stats on processing time.

IronMQ let us quickly get to solving the problems that really mattered for our company

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: IronMQ was simple to implement in our system. We use it for a number of use cases and find it reliable, fast, and easy to use.

Cons: I can't think of any specific issue we've had with IronMQ. When we first started we organized things in an awkward way which lead to a large number of projects appearing on the dashboard when logging into Iron. That was mostly our own fault though.

Capterra loader

Efficiency is the name of the game

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: We run a pretty lean startup and need to offload as much development operations as possible. We looked at AWS of course and discovered IronMQ to be the right balance of functionality, ease-of-use, and cost. The Worker and MessageQueue products are particularly top-notch.

Cons: It was difficult to migrate off of our existing infrastructure but the team at Iron tried hard to ease the pain. There's probably no way around it. Not everything will transfer seamlessly but we were able to do it with minimal downtime.

Overall: We process millions of jobs a month and needed a way to scale outside of running our own Sidekiq instance. Worker and MessageQueue were the team that solved it for us.

Capterra loader

Interaction with go driver is great!

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How easy it was to get up and running. At least the Go driver let's you put your config files in several places, following a hierarchy to override one value or another.

Cons: This will sound like a fake review but my experience was just very good with IronMQ, there wasn't anything I needed that wasn't there.

Overall: I wrote a search engine that had to coordinate several crawlers. I used IronMQ because I didn't want to setup any of the other message queues.

I wrote my app in Go, and the go driver to talk to IronMQ was well designed, easy to follow examples on their site. The dashboard gives you enough info to debug any issues.

Really good experience.

IronMq review

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Feature about message, task funtion that works to manage load effectively

Cons: More detail Documentation for developement purpose required

Great framework with room to improve

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: IronMQ is a robust messaging queue system. The REST API is easy to understand and adapt. Easy to scale

Cons: Again, admin console is the weakest link here. In several scenarios I have to navigate lots of steps to get what I want.

Iron for the non-technical user

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It helps our operations team track progress of weekly asset generation process and identifies bottlenecks.

Cons: Nothing comes to mind. The operations team doesn't use much more than the dashboard.

IronMQ review

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The features about messages, tasks, caches etc

Cons: more detailed documentation is not available for developers

Overall: Very good, our infrastructure teams have started leveraging iron tasks