Iron.io Destination


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Getting Started

When you toggle on Iron.io in Segment, we’ll start sending data to an IronMQ instance with data for your account. Currently, Iron.io supports all of the Segment methods, and will send data from any one of our libraries.

When sending data to Iron.io, we’ll auto-fill a queue called “segment”. You can use Iron.io as a message queue buffer in front of your webhook server or internal data processing cluster. For example, if you want to analyze your data as part of an ETL process, Iron.io can act as an intermediary buffer.

Here’s a case study: How to Build an ETL Pipeline for ElasticSearch Using Segment and Iron.io (Iron.io’s blog)

Personas

You can send computed traits and audiences generated through Segment Personas to this destination as a user property. To learn more about Personas, reach out for a demo.

For user-property destinations, an identify call will be sent to the destination for each user being added and removed. The property name will be the snake_cased version of the audience name you provide with a true/false value. For example, when a user first completes an order in the last 30 days, we will send an identify call with the property order_completed_last_30days: true, and when this user no longer satisfies we will set that value to false.

When the audience is first created an identify call is sent for every user in the audience. Subsequent syncs will only send updates for those users which were added or removed since the last sync.

Supported Sources and Connection Modes

The first step is to make sure Iron.io supports the source type and connection mode you’ve chosen to implement. You can learn more about what dictates the connection modes we support here.

Web Mobile Server
📱 Device-mode
☁️ Cloud-mode

To learn more about about Connection Modes and what dictates which we support, see here.

This destination requires a Device-based Connection Mode for Mobile data. Follow the steps above to ensure you have packaged the Iron.io SDK with Segment’s.

Settings

Segment lets you change these destination settings from your Segment dashboard without having to touch any code.

Endpoint

Your Iron.io API endpoint.

Project ID

You can find your Project ID under the IronMQ settings for your project.

Token

You can find your token under the IronMQ settings for your project.

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