Consul vs seneca: What are the differences?
Consul: A tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration. Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable; seneca: A Micro-Services toolkit for Node.js. Seneca is a toolkit for organizing the business logic of your app. You can break down your app into "stuff that happens", rather than focusing on data models or managing dependencies.
Consul can be classified as a tool in the "Open Source Service Discovery" category, while seneca is grouped under "Microservices Tools".
Some of the features offered by Consul are:
- Service Discovery - Consul makes it simple for services to register themselves and to discover other services via a DNS or HTTP interface. External services such as SaaS providers can be registered as well.
- Health Checking - Health Checking enables Consul to quickly alert operators about any issues in a cluster. The integration with service discovery prevents routing traffic to unhealthy hosts and enables service level circuit breakers.
- Key/Value Storage - A flexible key/value store enables storing dynamic configuration, feature flagging, coordination, leader election and more. The simple HTTP API makes it easy to use anywhere.
On the other hand, seneca provides the following key features:
- pattern matching: a wonderfully flexible way to handle business requirements
- transport independence: how messages get to the right server is not something you should have to worry about
- maturity: 5 years in production (before we called it micro-services), but was once taken out by lightning
Consul and seneca are both open source tools. Consul with 16.2K GitHub stars and 2.82K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than seneca with 3 GitHub stars and 1 GitHub forks.
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All our services use Consul for discovery, configuration and cluster management (auto scaling, health monitoring, dynamic reconfiguration, leader elections)