Wowza Video vs

Wowza is a great streaming engine. You can add a hosted Wowza engine as an origin vod and live streaming service to Jet-Stream Cloud, in a single click. We can host your Wowza origin services within Jet-Stream Cloud too. Wowza + Jet-Stream is a great combination.

Wowza Video recently entered the video platform space. While their engine is great, their video hosted platform is quite basic. We can imagine that you are searching for Wowza Video alternatives or competitors.

Let us present Jet-Stream as your next step in professionalizing your streaming operation. Easier, better performance, higher quality, more control, advanced workflows, and lower costs.

Read the full comparison below:

Wowza Video vs

Wowza Video infrastructure

Wowza Video outsources infrastructure to a third-party cloud + CDN, with an uptime of 99.9%

Jet-Stream infrastructure

Jet-Stream runs its own high performance streaming cloud. It offers 99.999% uptime, and streams 430% faster compared to generic clouds and CDNs.

Jet-Steam Cloud is integrated with 7 additional global CDNs, with active load balancing, offering much greater scale, uptime, and performance in all continents.

You can simultaneously use Jet-Stream’s built-in origin services and your own origins services in Jet-Stream Cloud, including Wowza origins.

Wowza Video quality 

  • Mobile
  • SD
  • HD
  • Full HD
  • 4K
  • Surround audio

Jet-Stream quality

  • Mobile
  • SD
  • HD
  • Full HD
  • 2.5K
  • 4K
  • 8K
  • Up to Dolby Atmos surround

Wowza video workflow 

Wowza offers a basic prosumer-oriented web interface to manage common video and streaming workflows.

Jet-Stream workflow

Jet-Stream offers the easiest to use interface to stream live with the built-in OnAir 4K live encoder.

The intuitive portal is designed for professional organisations to manage large libraries of vod and live streams.

The award-winning Mix workflow orchestration tools are included: multiple users with rights can stream easy, smart, and expert. Modular pick, use and tune services and integrate their own transcoders, origins, Multi CDN data, players, and analytics.

This gives full freedom and control to create advanced workflows beyond what video platforms such as Wowza can offer.

Jet-Stream Mix offers a better future proof and broadcast-grade solution, that supports much more use cases, at the fraction of the costs of working with cloud media services.

Wowza player features 

  • Basic HTML5 testing player
  • Full browser and mobile support
  • Airplay & Chromecast
  • live and on-demand video
  • Adaptive streaming

Privacy player features

  • Full featured HTML5 player
  • Full browser and mobile support
  • Airplay & Chromecast
  • Recommendation engine
  • Thumbnails, posters
  • live and on-demand video, podcasts
  • Floating video
  • Playlists
  • Adaptive with midstream cdn switching
  • Custom web object overlays
  • Interactive API
  • Dynamic real-time branding
  • VAST+ contextual advertisement
  • Unlimited languages
  • 360° VR streaming
  • 4K, 8K streaming
  • Icecast radio streaming

Wowza analytics 

  • Client-side tracking
  • Realtime analytics
  • Easy statistics
  • Not GDPR compliant

Jet-Stream analytics

  • Cloud/CDN side logging (100% accurate, no sampling)
  • Realtime analytics
  • Live stream analytics
  • Easy statistics
  • Realtime stream logs API
  • GDPR compliant
  • Advanced analytics

Wowza live streaming

  • Must start / stop streams
  • Authenticated streaming
  • Up to 4K
  • Single ingest point
  • Low latency streaming
  • Passthrough original quality streams to viewers
  • Recording
  • VOD restreaming

Jet-Stream live streaming

  • Always on publishing points
  • Authenticated streaming
  • RTMP, RTSP, icecast, webdav, HTTP pull
  • Up to 8K
  • Redundant ingest points with auto switchover
  • Dynamic live transcoding with tuning for low latency and sports
  • Passthrough original quality streams to viewers
  • Built-in live 4K encoder
  • Scheduled recording

Wowza security

Jet-Stream security

  • Enforced tokens, individual, in real-time
  • Real-time geo-fencing, individual, custom groups
  • DRM transparent
  • Password protection

Wowza data protection

  • U.S. owned parent company
  • Infrastructure with U.S. owned vendors
  • Trackers in the player
  • No active personal data shielding
  • Subject to U.S. Cloud Act

Jet-Stream data protection

  • EU owned company
  • Own EU infrastructure
  • No trackers & Chromecast disable option
  • Active personal data shielding
  • Subject to EU GDPR law

Wowza pricing

  • Low entry
  • Very high storage cost
  • High traffic cost

Jet-Stream pricing

Wowza footprint

  • Fossil energy

Jet-Stream footprint

  • Green energy
  • Intelligent algorithms
  • Efficient cooling

Wowza advertising

Jet-Stream advertising

Wowza support

  • SLA plans

Jet-Stream support

  • SLA plans for every level
  • 9.5 customer support rating

Wowza company

Started in 2007. Now owned by Clearhaven private equity.

Jet-Stream company

Invented streaming in 1994. Independent, no funding, no loans, profitable, and successful with focus on quality, performance, innovation, and last but not least: customers.

Wowza Video DNA

A basic video platform on top of a great streaming engine. Started with licensing their engine, recently became a SaaS video platform. Acquired Flowplayer. Focus on customers with common use cases.

Jet-Stream DNA

Easier than video platforms, smarter than cloud media services. For customers who do not want to be locked in a fixed workflow, and with (future) advanced use cases, who need full control over quality, performance, workflows, data and costs.