Consul vs. Serf vs. SkyDNS

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Description

What is Consul?

Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.

What is Serf?

Serf is a service discovery and orchestration tool that is decentralized, highly available, and fault tolerant. Serf runs on every major platform: Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. It is extremely lightweight: it uses 5 to 10 MB of resident memory and primarily communicates using infrequent UDP messages.

What is SkyDNS?

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).

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102 Companies Using Consul
4 Companies Using Serf
1 Companies Using SkyDNS

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What are some alternatives to Consul, Serf, and SkyDNS?

  • Zookeeper - Because coordinating distributed systems is a Zoo
  • etcd - A distributed consistent key-value store for shared configuration and service discovery
  • Eureka - AWS Service registry for resilient mid-tier load balancing and failover.
  • SmartStack - Automated service discovery and registration framework

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