Consul vs SkyDNS vs SmartStack





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:

What is SmartStack?

Scaling a web infrastructure requires services, and building a service-oriented infrastructure is hard. Make it EASY, with SmartStack’s automated, transparent service discovery and registration: cruise control for your distributed infrastructure.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Consul?
Why do developers choose SkyDNS?
Why do developers choose SmartStack?
What are the cons of using Consul?
What are the cons of using SkyDNS?
What are the cons of using SmartStack?
    Be the first to leave a con
      Be the first to leave a con
        Be the first to leave a con
        What companies use Consul?
        What companies use SkyDNS?
        What companies use SmartStack?
        What are some alternatives to Consul, SkyDNS, and SmartStack?
        etcd is a distributed key value store that provides a reliable way to store data across a cluster of machines. It’s open-source and available on GitHub. etcd gracefully handles master elections during network partitions and will tolerate machine failure, including the master.
        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.
        Map services to arbitrary URLs in a single, declarative YAML file. Configure routes with CORS support, circuit breakers, timeouts, and more. Replace your Kubernetes ingress controller. Route gRPC, WebSockets, or HTTP.
        Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
        Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
        See all alternatives
        What tools integrate with Consul?
        What tools integrate with SkyDNS?
        What tools integrate with SmartStack?
          No integrations found
            No integrations found
            Decisions about Consul, SkyDNS, and SmartStack
            No stack decisions found
            Interest over time
            Reviews of Consul, SkyDNS, and SmartStack
            No reviews found
            How developers use Consul, SkyDNS, and SmartStack
            Avatar of Chris Hartwig
            Chris Hartwig uses ConsulConsul

            All our services use Consul for discovery, configuration and cluster management (auto scaling, health monitoring, dynamic reconfiguration, leader elections)

            Avatar of Tom Staijen
            Tom Staijen uses ConsulConsul

            Discovery service. Some configuration is stored in consul.

            Avatar of Robert Hao
            Robert Hao uses ConsulConsul

            I used Consul as config center & service discoverer.

            Avatar of Ismael Arenzana
            Ismael Arenzana uses ConsulConsul

            How else do you discover microservices? ;)

            Avatar of exana
            exana uses ConsulConsul

            For service discovery.

            How much does Consul cost?
            How much does SkyDNS cost?
            How much does SmartStack cost?
            Pricing unavailable
            Pricing unavailable
            Pricing unavailable
            News about SkyDNS
            More news
            News about SmartStack
            More news