Consul vs. SkyDNS



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What is Consul?

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

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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Why do developers choose Consul?
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Why do developers choose SkyDNS?
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What are the cons of using Consul?
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What are the cons of using SkyDNS?
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How much does Consul cost?
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What companies use Consul?
156 companies on StackShare use Consul
What companies use SkyDNS?
1 companies on StackShare use SkyDNS
What tools integrate with Consul?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Consul
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Consul 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.
  • Serf - Service orchestration and management tool

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