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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 Zookeeper?

ZooKeeper is 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.

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.

Pros

Why do developers choose Consul?
Why do you like Consul?

Why do developers choose Zookeeper?
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Why do developers choose Serf?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Consul?
No Cons submitted yet for Consul
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What are the cons of using Zookeeper?
No Cons submitted yet for Zookeeper
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What are the cons of using Serf?
No Cons submitted yet for Serf
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Companies

What companies use Consul?
105 companies on StackShare use Consul
What companies use Zookeeper?
106 companies on StackShare use Zookeeper
What companies use Serf?
4 companies on StackShare use Serf

Integrations

What tools integrate with Consul?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Consul
What tools integrate with Zookeeper?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Zookeeper
No integrations listed yet

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

  • 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
  • SkyDNS - Distributed service for announcement and discovery of services

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