Compare Akamai Alta vs. NGINX Plus

Akamai Alta is ranked 22nd in Application Delivery Controllers while NGINX Plus is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers with 8 reviews. Akamai Alta is rated 0, while NGINX Plus is rated 9.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "Extremely efficient in terms of the connection rate to the CPU cycles ratio". Akamai Alta is most compared with Citrix NetScaler ADC and NGINX Plus, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with HAProxy , F5 BIG-IP and IIS.
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​NGINX is a free tool in Brazil. There are some companies which do support it.​The price is the cost to contract support with a specialized company, usually during consulting hours.​​NGINX Plus is worth it, if you need it. If you do not need the features or support, the free and open source package is more than capable. ​I am not so happy with their pricing policy, but this is not the worse thing in my life. I can tolerate it.

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Akamai Alta is a cloud-based application delivery controller that lets organizations deliver their web based applications quickly, reliably and securely to any user on any device, anywhere in the world. As an application delivery controller, Alta places application deployment and delivery capabilities within the Akamai Intelligent Platform, enabling web application delivery optimizations to be distributed globally and placed close to users and data centers throughout the world. With a unique cloud-based network architecture, Akamai's application delivery controller also enables web applications to migrate seamlessly across clouds and data centers, with optimizations moving automatically with the application.

NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern web.

NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.

NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

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Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka,, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
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Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm9%
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