What is Eureka?
Eureka is a REST (Representational State Transfer) based service that is primarily used in the AWS cloud for locating services for the purpose of load balancing and failover of middle-tier servers.
Eureka is a tool in the Open Source Service Discovery category of a tech stack.
Eureka is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 3.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Eureka's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Eureka?
16 companies reportedly use Eureka in their tech stacks, including Swingvy, wadiz, and Hudl Web Stack.
202 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Eureka.
Pros of Eureka
Easy setup and integration with spring-cloud
Netflix battle tested components
Eureka Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Eureka?
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