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NS1 vs PowerDNS: What are the differences?

What is NS1? Intelligent DNS & traffic management. NS1’s intelligent DNS & traffic management platform, with its data driven architecture and unique Filter Chain routing engine, is purpose-built for the most demanding, mission-critical applications on the Internet.

What is PowerDNS? A DNS server, written in C++ and runs on most Unix derivatives. It features a large number of different backends ranging from simple BIND style zonefiles to relational databases and load balancing/failover algorithms. A DNS recursor is provided as a separate program.

NS1 and PowerDNS belong to "DNS Management" category of the tech stack.

PowerDNS is an open source tool with 1.77K GitHub stars and 525 GitHub forks. Here's a link to PowerDNS's open source repository on GitHub.

dotmailer, Investing.com, and Navigos group are some of the popular companies that use PowerDNS, whereas NS1 is used by Algolia, Catchpoint Systems, and DNSFilter. PowerDNS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 3 developers stacks; compared to NS1, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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      What is NS1?

      NS1’s intelligent DNS & traffic management platform, with its data driven architecture and unique Filter Chain routing engine, is purpose-built for the most demanding, mission-critical applications on the Internet.

      What is PowerDNS?

      It features a large number of different backends ranging from simple BIND style zonefiles to relational databases and load balancing/failover algorithms. A DNS recursor is provided as a separate program.

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      CloudFlare
      Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
      Amazon Route 53
      Amazon Route 53 is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating human readable names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other. Route 53 effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket – and can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS.
      DNS Made Easy
      DNS Made Easy is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, and is a world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. DNS Made Easy is currently ranked the fastest provider for 8 consecutive months and the most reliable provider.
      Google Cloud DNS
      Use Google's infrastructure for production quality, high volume DNS serving. Your users will have reliable, low-latency access to Google's infrastructure from anywhere in the world using our network of Anycast name servers.
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