What is Serf and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to Serf
Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable. ...
A centralized service for maintaining configuration information, naming, providing distributed synchronization, and providing group services. All of these kinds of services are used in some form or another by distributed applications. ...
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. ...
etcd is a distributed key value store that provides a reliable way to store data across a cluster of machines. It’s open-source and available on GitHub. etcd gracefully handles master elections during network partitions and will tolerate machine failure, including the master. ...
The main goal of this project is to provide simple and robust facilities for loadbalancing and high-availability to Linux system and Linux based infrastructures. ...
SkyDNS is a distributed service for announcement and discovery of services. It leverages Raft for high-availability and consensus, and utilizes DNS queries to discover available services. This is done by leveraging SRV records in DNS, with special meaning given to subdomains, priorities and weights (more info here: http://blog.gopheracademy.com/skydns). ...
Scaling a web infrastructure requires services, and building a service-oriented infrastructure is hard. Make it EASY, with SmartStack’s automated, transparent service discovery and registration: cruise control for your distributed infrastructure. ...
It is an open source web service that lists software development project dependencies and alerts developers to new versions of the software libraries they are using. ...
Serf alternatives & related posts
- Great service discovery infrastructure59
- Health checking35
- Distributed key-value store27
- Token-based acls10
- Gossip clustering6
- Dns server5
- Docker integration1
- Not Java1
related Consul posts
As we've evolved or added additional infrastructure to our stack, we've biased towards managed services. Most new backing stores are Amazon RDS instances now. We do use self-managed PostgreSQL with TimescaleDB for time-series data—this is made HA with the use of Patroni and Consul.
We also use managed Amazon ElastiCache instances instead of spinning up Amazon EC2 instances to run Redis workloads, as well as shifting to Amazon Kinesis instead of Kafka.
Since the beginning, Cal Henderson has been the CTO of Slack. Earlier this year, he commented on a Quora question summarizing their current stack.Apps
- Desktop: And Electron to ship it as a desktop application.
- Android: a mix of Java and Kotlin.
- iOS: written in a mix of Objective C and Swift.
- The core application and the API written in PHP/Hack that runs on HHVM.
- The data is stored in MySQL using Vitess.
- Caching is done using Memcached and MCRouter.
- The search service takes help from SolrCloud, with various Java services.
- The messaging system uses WebSockets with many services in Java and Go.
- Load balancing is done using HAproxy with Consul for configuration.
- Most services talk to each other over gRPC,
- Some Thrift and JSON-over-HTTP
- Voice and video calling service was built in Elixir.
- Built using open source tools including Presto, Spark, Airflow, Hadoop and Kafka.
- High performance ,easy to generate node specific config10
- Kafka support8
- Spring Boot Support5
- Supports extensive distributed IPC3
- Supports DC/OS2
- Used in ClickHouse2
- Embeddable In Java Service1
- Used in Hadoop1
related Zookeeper posts
- Easy setup and integration with spring-cloud20
- Web ui8
- Health checking8
- Circuit breaker7
- Netflix battle tested components6
- Service discovery6
- Open Source4
related Eureka posts
- Service discovery11
- Fault tolerant key value store6
- Bundled with coreos2
- Open Source1
- Privilege Access Management1
- Consol integration1
related etcd posts
- 2 nodes HA cluster management1
- Extremely fast (IPVS)1
- Virtual IP HA with VRRP1
- Load Balancer1
related Keepalived posts
- Srv discovery for etcd2
related SkyDNS posts
- Elegant and powerful1