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251 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Servers

    7.9

    NGINX

    79%

    Postman

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    NGINX ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security management

    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Administration and management

    6.3
    63%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application server performance

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Installation

    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    API Management

    NGINX

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Postman

    84%
    Postman ranks higher in 7/7 features

    API access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    30 Ratings

    Rate limits and usage policies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    19 Ratings

    API usage data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    18 Ratings

    API user onboarding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    22 Ratings

    API versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    22 Ratings

    Usage billing and payments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    12 Ratings

    API monitoring and logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    30 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • NGINX is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    NGINX

    92%
    27 Ratings
    8.9

    Postman

    89%
    37 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    NGINX

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.5

    Postman

    85%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    NGINX

    81%
    8 Ratings
    7.1

    Postman

    71%
    22 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    Postman

    Postman is very good for easy entry into testing. Thanks to snippets it is easy to use, but also provides a lot [of] possibilities for testing thanks to the in-line editor. Easy to use on multiple environments (versioning) thanks to sets of environment variables. The Collections view can get very full with time and it is not possible to reuse or link requests so that they have always been copied and maintained manually for each copy if changes have to be applied.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Postman

    • It has opened a door for me to explore more out of it, as it is associated with so many APIs that I never felt any difficulty in finding the right API template, which are well organized and easily available.
    • It is very secure to use and provides great services which are user-friendly.
    • Due to this software I have got rid of the excessive emails and the slack channels, Now I am using my own private API and even it give me an option to produce my personal Postman’s API Builder from its Private API Network and this features has shared my excessive workload.
    Kerry Haupt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    Postman

    • Wherever you need to automate tests that involve database verification or rely on data from databases, Postman is less suitable.
    • Postman's disc usage is extremely high, and it occasionally causes the computer to fade.
    • It doesn't have the ability to generate random data. To achieve randomness in my tests, I've been working around scripts.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    NGINX

    General

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

    Starting Price

    NGINX Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Postman

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Postman Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Postman Free Plan$0.00 US Dollars
    Postman Basic Plan$12 US Dollars2
    Postman Professional Plan$29 US Dollars2
    Postman Enterprise Plan$99 US Dollars2
    1. none
    2. per month per user
    Additional Pricing Details
    1. Postman Free plan: Start designing, developing, and testing APIs at no cost for teams of up to three people. 2. Postman Basic plan: Collaborate with your team to design, develop, and test APIs faster; $12/month per user, billed annually 3. Postman Professional plan: Centrally manage the entire API workflow; $29/month per user, billed annually 4. Postman Enterprise plan: Securely manage, organize, and accelerate API-first development at scale; $99/month per user, billed annually

    Usability

    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

    Postman

    Postman 8.5
    Based on 3 answers
    I think from a non-technical perspective there are a few things that could be more clearly labeled to better understand what is being asked for or where to add certain parts of the request.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    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

    Postman

    Postman 7.1
    Based on 22 answers
    There is a lot of in-depth documentation for Postman available online, including detailed guides with screenshots and videos. They provide example APIs for new users to explore while learning how to use the tool. Generally, bugs in the client are quickly addressed through frequent free updates. Community and professional support options are available - most of the time, the free/community level support is adequate
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Postman

    Previous to using Postman, I would either use browser tools directly, or write an in-house tool to send requests. Postman eliminates that need while providing a much better experience and more features. At the base level, Postman is as simple as typing in the address as you would in a browser. Authentication can be provided simply as well.
    Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Postman

    • Postman is free (although there's a paid tier that offers more features) so using it for testing APIs comes with little to no risk (besides learning curve).
    • The learning curve is a little steep for non-developer users, but developers should find it easy to pick up and use right out of the box, so to speak.
    Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

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