Nuster vs Varnish: What are the differences?
What is Nuster? A high performance HTTP proxy cache server and RESTful NoSQL cache server based on HAProxy. nuster is a high performance HTTP proxy cache server and RESTful NoSQL cache server based on HAProxy.
What is Varnish? High-performance HTTP accelerator. Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 - 1000x, depending on your architecture.
Nuster and Varnish can be categorized as "Web Cache" tools.
Nuster and Varnish are both open source tools. Nuster with 1.41K GitHub stars and 102 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Varnish with 907 GitHub stars and 216 GitHub forks.
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When you visit the site, you talk to a load balancer which chooses a varnish front-end which in turn talks to our web front-ends which used to run nine python processes. Each of these processes are serving the exact same version on any given web front-end.
Varnish sits as a secondary cache layer behind Akamai. Two servers operate in a Primary/Secondary configuration with failover managed by HAProxy. Requests peak at around 10k/s.
Varnish is the http cache proxy we use to achieve maximum performance on high traffic e-commerce.