Introducing Furnace, the best way to build a sustainable, data driven business without having to be a Cloud expert.
Our industry leading developers created our Cloud platform to ingest, process, store and act upon huge amounts of data, much more efficiently than traditional Cloud designs. As a result, we can reduce the costs of running your data driven requirements, of any kind, by up to 90%.
We give back 80% of your dev time and resources, typically lost to integrating the 1000’s of data sources, systems & standards in traditional Cloud.
✓ No servers to manage
✓ Applications scale automatically with demand
✓ Scale back to zero when idle
We bring 10x productivity gains with our Cloud framework, strong developer workflow and library of Cloud native resources. Together, these allow the rapid construction of data driven applications, using tools and languages all developers are familiar with.
We are here to make building and running data driven applications simple and sustainable. We constantly analyse your applications for anomalies and performance, fixing issues where possible. If you need assistance, our global network of accredited engineers, are here to help.
Create seamless integrations between all your SaaS Applications with ease.
Harvest data, add intel and leverage 3rd party API’s to drive your business forward.
Combine all your marketing data sources, enrich & store in your CDP of choice.
Build complex IoT applications on our scaleable and secure platforms.
We love Zapier and for connecting your SaaS applications it does a great job. The issues come when you try to extend Zapier beyond what it was designed for. Zapier doesn’t do “Big Data”, so if you’re processing more than 100,000 events a month its starts to get expensive very quickly. Moreover, you are really confined to connecting sources to destinations, doing any processing on the data is limited. Furnace excels in these kinds of applications.
AWS is in the business of providing incredibly powerful and compelling Cloud based services and we love them for that. They are the foundation, the building blocks. However, it is your responsibility to build solutions of top of this and for most businesses that usually means spending up to 80% of their technical resource on non-core activities, managing infrastructure and outages for example. Furnace brings the power of AWS, with the simplicity and support businesses need to take full advantage.
If you’re moving large amounts of data between one system to another, Stitch is a great choice. It offers many Sources and Destination connectors to do so and focusses on ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) into a Data Lake or Warehouse for analysis and reporting purposes. If you’re trying to act on data in real-time or near real-time, Stitch won’t help here. Furnace can handle all the ways your data is presented to you, even ETL.
When constructing Serverless applications, the Serverless Framework offers a powerful set of tools in order to provide a more productive experience. It does a good job if you’re familiar with the underlying Cloud components; however, it is the responsibility of the developer to take care of most of the plumbing required to build effective applications.
The origins of Furnace came from the use of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, with things like Kafka and Storm and we’ve spent a few years in the trenches here. You can read more about this in our blog. In many ways Furnace is the "Anti Hadoop", designed to be light-weight, a short learning curve and be ultra productive, whist offering many of its key capabilities.
Tray is a compressive integration platform and they’ve done a great job if you want to connect all kinds of services together, such as SaaS applications to Cloud resources and compose complex workflows on top. Like Zapier, Tray focusses on connecting applications but struggles with more advanced use cases or larger traffic volumes. Furnace can be used to create the same types of applications but at a significantly lower cost and with a strong focus on developers.
Using our platform, the Furnace team, developed and delivered a next generation, Cloud native, security monitoring platform to a commercial Cyber Security business.
This offered a licence and infrastructure saving of $30k down to $3k per month, while also saving their engineering team hours per day usually spent on monitoring Cloud infrastructure installation. Thereby creating the opportunity to treble the scale of operations without the need to introduce new staff and increase payroll.
The re-architecting of a startup FinTech business, whose model is dependent on the management of highly volatile and at times high volume data flows, across a distributed and mobile network, was made possible with our platform.
Our transformation and hosted solution reduces cost from £6.5k down to £1k per month with a small and now highly enabled development team who can focus on innovation instead of managing infrastructure.
A digital operations centre was struggling to ingest and monitor data from Cloud native applications such as Microsoft O365, SalesForce and AWS, into their on-premise monitoring platform.
Instead of deploying a third party software solution starting at £2.5k per month, Furnace was used to connect the required Cloud apps, reducing the burden to £200 per month and decreasing to almost zero the engineering time spent on maintaining the solution.
Danny has had a wide and varied career over 20 years, founding his first company at 21, building innovative technology in the Telecommunications sector and supplying large Telco's globally for over 10 years. An ex-pro Rugby League player, Danny has gone on to found various companies including a Wireless Telco across the island of Ibiza, Spain, has consulted for major banks and enterprises and designed and architected the Furnace platform from its inception in 2018. A deep technologist, Danny is a full stack developer and architect and his hands-on approach has been instrumental to his past success.
Dedicated to supporting aspiring technologists and digital entrepreneurs build their vision as simply, efficiently and effectively as possible. Served as a British Army officer for 10 years across Europe, Middle East and Americas, gaining a wealth of experience in operational management and building sustainable, dynamic, teams in challenging circumstances. Went on to found Falanx Group, a ‘full service’ Cyber Security and Intelligence Services organisation, leading it’s IPO in June 2013 onto the AIM of the London Stock Exchange.
Developer Advocate, Speaker, Trainer, AWS Serverless Hero and author of Production-Ready Serverless. Yan is one of the most experienced and respected voices in the Cloud and Serverless space, known to many as theburningmonk.com. Yan specialises in rapidly transitioning teams to serverless, increasing their agility and enabling teams to go faster and deliver more with less.
Valdis is an experienced UI/UX designer who uses highly functional designs to solve large, challenging problems. With expert understanding of concepts like branding, messaging, and user experience, he is an extremely capable designer. Having traveled and lived around the world, Valdis has developed immaculate communication skills by working with teams of all sizes. Clients range from brands such as Oracle, ZTE, and CoStar to small startups.