F5 BIG-IP vs HAProxy: What are the differences?
What is F5 BIG-IP? *It provides the availability, performance, and security *. It ensures that applications are always secure and perform the way they should. You get built-in security, traffic management, and performance application services, whether your applications live in a private data center or in the cloud.
What is HAProxy? The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer. HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.
F5 BIG-IP and HAProxy can be primarily classified as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools.
Instagram, Dropbox, and Medium are some of the popular companies that use HAProxy, whereas F5 BIG-IP is used by MIT, Centauro, and Groupe La Poste. HAProxy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 602 company stacks & 1060 developers stacks; compared to F5 BIG-IP, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.