Pingora 0.1 Released As Cloudflare's Rust Code For Reliable & Fast Networked Systems

Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 5 April 2024 at 02:45 PM EDT. 33 Comments
Back in 2022 Cloudflare began talking about replacing Nginx with their own in-house, Rust-written code called Pingora, talked about Pingora more in 2023, and then this past February made this Pingora framework open-source for creating reliable and fast networked systems. Today marks the first official release of Pingora with the v0.1 tag.

While the Pingora code has been open-source since February, today marks the first tagged release with version 0.1. The code is available for download from GitHub.

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While at version 0.1 for the public codebase, Pingora is already in production-use for a while within Cloudflare and serving millions of Internet requests per second. They promote Pingora as being fast, reliable, and programmable. As a reminder for the key attributes to Pingora from Cloudflare's perspective:
Feature highlights

- Async Rust: fast and reliable
- HTTP 1/2 end to end proxy
- TLS over OpenSSL or BoringSSL
- gRPC and websocket proxying
- Graceful reload
- Customizable load balancing and failover strategies
- Support for a variety of observability tools

Reasons to use Pingora

- Security is your top priority: Pingora is a more memory safe alternative for services that are written in C/C++
- Your service is performance-sensitive: Pingora is fast and efficient
- Your service requires extensive customization: The APIs Pingora proxy framework provides are highly programmable

The Pingora Rust code is available under an Apache 2.0 license. Pingora v0.1 is available for download from GitHub.
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