nginx vs Wowza: What are the differences?
Developers describe nginx as "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. On the other hand, Wowza is detailed as "*A customizable live streaming platform *". It offers a customizable live streaming platform to build, deploy and manage high-quality video, live and on-demand. It powers professional-grade streaming for any use case and any device.
nginx can be classified as a tool in the "Web Servers" category, while Wowza is grouped under "Video Streaming".
nginx is an open source tool with 9.31K GitHub stars and 3.5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to nginx's open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use nginx, whereas Wowza is used by AbemaTV, Debut, and Wirtualna Polska. nginx has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10607 company stacks & 12950 developers stacks; compared to Wowza, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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