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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.