We compare NGINX performance in bare-metal and virtualized (hypervisor) environments, finding a small but measurable performance cost for hypervisors. We also find that performance in Kubernetes environments is worse for network-bound but not CPU-bound operations.
Optimize Your NGINX Plus Deployment with Arm-Based Amazon EC2 M6g Instances
Amazon EC2 M6g instances deliver 54% better performance and 20% cost savings over x86-based instances with NGINX Plus as a reverse proxy and API gateway. They're powered by the AWS Graviton2 Processor, built on 64‑bit Arm Neoverse cores. Get all the details in Arm's whitepaper.
Benchmarking API Management Solutions from NGINX, Kong, and Amazon: Do They Deliver APIs in Real Time?
Independent technical research firm GigaOm compared the performance of NGINX and several popular API management solutions. Their report validates NGINX as the only solution that helps you deliver APIs in real time. Read this summary blog and download the full report.
Cost-Optimize Your Next NGINX Plus Deployment with Amazon EC2 A1 Instances
Amazon EC2 A1 instances deliver up to 40% cost savings compared to other instance types when running NGINX Plus as a reverse proxy and API gateway. They're powered by the AWS Graviton Processor, built on 64‑bit Arm Neoverse cores. Download Arm's whitepaper for all the details.
NGINX vs. Avi: Performance in the Cloud
In performance tests of reverse proxies running in a cloud environment, NGINX Plus consistently outperformed Avi Vantage Service Engine across a range of request rates and file sizes, in terms of both efficient CPU usage and response latency.
NGINX Controller API Management Module vs. Kong: Performance Comparison
In this blog we compare the performance of the NGINX Controller API Management Module and Kong. The API Management Module outperforms Kong on every metric: added latency, API calls per second (with and without JWT authentication), and CPU usage.
NGINX Plus vs. Citrix NetScaler: A Price‑Performance Comparison
Our testing shows that the performance of NGINX Plus on commodity hardware equals or exceeds Citrix NetScaler appliances (ADCs), at up to 89% cost savings.