Ansible vs Zookeeper: What are the differences?
Developers describe Ansible as "Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine". Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use. On the other hand, Zookeeper is detailed as "Because coordinating distributed systems is a Zoo". 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.
Ansible belongs to "Server Configuration and Automation" category of the tech stack, while Zookeeper can be primarily classified under "Open Source Service Discovery".
"Agentless" is the primary reason why developers consider Ansible over the competitors, whereas "High performance ,easy to generate node specific config" was stated as the key factor in picking Zookeeper.
Ansible is an open source tool with 37.8K GitHub stars and 15.8K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ansible's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Ansible has a broader approval, being mentioned in 955 company stacks & 578 developers stacks; compared to Zookeeper, which is listed in 116 company stacks and 48 developer stacks.
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