NATS vs nginx: What are the differences?
What is NATS? Lightweight publish-subscribe & distributed queueing messaging system. Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, NATS has an always-on dial tone that does whatever it takes to remain available. This forms a great base for building modern, reliable, and scalable cloud and distributed systems.
What is nginx? A high performance free open source web server powering busiest sites on the Internet. nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
NATS belongs to "Realtime Backend / API" category of the tech stack, while nginx can be primarily classified under "Web Servers".
"Fastest pub-sub system out there" is the top reason why over 13 developers like NATS, while over 1437 developers mention "High-performance http server" as the leading cause for choosing nginx.
nginx is an open source tool with 9.11K GitHub stars and 3.44K GitHub forks. Here's a link to nginx's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 8675 company stacks & 2556 developers stacks; compared to NATS, which is listed in 26 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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