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etcd vs HAProxy: What are the differences?

Developers describe etcd as "A distributed consistent key-value store for shared configuration and service discovery". 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. On the other hand, HAProxy is detailed as "The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer". HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.

etcd and HAProxy are primarily classified as "Open Source Service Discovery" and "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools respectively.

"Service discovery" is the primary reason why developers consider etcd over the competitors, whereas "Load balancer" was stated as the key factor in picking HAProxy.

etcd is an open source tool with 25.9K GitHub stars and 5.26K GitHub forks. Here's a link to etcd's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, HAProxy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 457 company stacks & 211 developers stacks; compared to etcd, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

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Pros of etcd
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  • 11
    Service discovery
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    Fault tolerant key value store
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    Bundled with coreos
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    Secure
  • 1
    Privilege Access Management
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    Consol integration
  • 1
    Open Source
  • 130
    Load balancer
  • 100
    High performance
  • 69
    Very fast
  • 58
    Proxying for tcp and http
  • 55
    SSL termination
  • 31
    Open source
  • 27
    Reliable
  • 20
    Free
  • 18
    Well-Documented
  • 12
    Very popular
  • 7
    Suited for very high traffic web sites
  • 7
    Runs health checks on backends
  • 6
    Scalable
  • 5
    Ready to Docker
  • 4
    Powers many world's most visited sites
  • 2
    Simple
  • 2
    Work with NTLM
  • 2
    Ssl offloading
  • 1
    Available as a plugin for OPNsense

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Cons of etcd
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      Becomes your single point of failure

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    What is etcd?

    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.

    What is HAProxy?

    HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.

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    What are some alternatives to etcd and HAProxy?
    Consul
    Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.
    Zookeeper
    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.
    Redis
    Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. Redis provides data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, geospatial indexes, and streams.
    MongoDB
    MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
    Cassandra
    Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
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