Consul vs Zookeeper: 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; Zookeeper: Because coordinating distributed systems is a Zoo. 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.
Consul and Zookeeper can be primarily classified as "Open Source Service Discovery" tools.
"Great service discovery infrastructure" is the top reason why over 49 developers like Consul, while over 9 developers mention "High performance ,easy to generate node specific config" as the leading cause for choosing Zookeeper.
Consul is an open source tool with 16.2K GitHub stars and 2.82K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Consul's open source repository on GitHub.
DigitalOcean, imgix, and Leftronic are some of the popular companies that use Consul, whereas Zookeeper is used by Uber Technologies, Pinterest, and Coursera. Consul has a broader approval, being mentioned in 131 company stacks & 52 developers stacks; compared to Zookeeper, which is listed in 116 company stacks and 48 developer stacks.
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