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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Servers

    Azure CDN

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    NGINX

    79%
    NGINX ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Security management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Administration and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    3 Ratings

    Application server performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Installation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • NGINX is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Azure CDN

    84%
    6 Ratings
    9.2

    NGINX

    92%
    27 Ratings

    Usability

    Azure CDN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    NGINX

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Azure CDN

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.1

    NGINX

    81%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Azure CDN

    If you are looking for a secure, easy to manage, solution to store and distribute your content around the US and/or world, the Azure CDN may be the right solution. The only thing I would caution users on is that once your content is published and distributed it cannot be easily refreshed on the endpoints. Instead, you are at the mercy of the default time to live when the content was first uploaded.
    Andrew Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

    NGINX

    [NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
    Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Azure CDN

    • New websites can be boosted up quickly
    • Easily scalable according to our performance requirements
    • Easy integration with other Azure services
    • You only pay for what you need
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    NGINX

    • Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture).
    • Great at serving static content.
    • Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability.
    • Open-Source (no cost)!
    Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Azure CDN

    • For the longest time they didn't have a robust SDK. They have one now, but it could be better.
    • The different flavors of Azure CDN (Akamai, Verizon, etc) have different costs, but not well differentiated features. Might be confusing to new users.
    • I'm not overly familiar with it, but AWS does have a programmability in their CDN offering (Lambda @ Edge) and Azure doesn't seem to have an equivalent (Azure Functions is region-specific).
    Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

    NGINX

    • Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue?
    • I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this.
    • It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work.
    • It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together.
    • I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments.
    L Matthew Blancett | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Azure CDN

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    NGINX

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    Usability

    Azure CDN

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    NGINX

    NGINX 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also from the administration perspective. Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Azure CDN

    Azure CDN 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Great support from the team whenever we're stuck. Very proactive in resolving issues and also making changes as per the requirements of the organization.
    Maria Carver | TrustRadius Reviewer

    NGINX

    NGINX 8.1
    Based on 8 answers
    Community support is great, and they've also had a presence at conferences. Overall, there is no shortage of documentation and community support. We're currently using it to serve up some WordPress sites, and configuring NGINX for this purpose is well documented.
    John Reeve | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Azure CDN

    More user friendly and it’s so easy to learn, the prices may be close to each other, but the service is excellent.
    Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

    NGINX

    We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
    • we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them
    • we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load
    • individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely
    Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Azure CDN

    • Azure CDN reduced origin instance load by removing the need to constantly serve large numbers of static files, meaning applications can be deployed with smaller/fewer instances.
    • Azure CDN reduces apparent load times to customers by serving cached files out of POPs in the local region of those clients, instead of requiring those clients to make multiple, lengthy requests through to the origin servers.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    NGINX

    • Nginx has decreased the burden of web server administration and maintenance, and we are spending less time on server issues than when we were using Apache.
    • Nginx has allowed more people in our company to get involved with configuring things on the web server, so there's no longer a single point of failure ("the Apache guy").
    • Nginx has given us the ability to handle a larger number of requests without scaling up in hardware quite so quickly.
    Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

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