etcd vs. SkyDNS

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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 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:
Why do developers choose etcd?
Why do you like etcd?

Why do developers choose SkyDNS?
Why do you like SkyDNS?

What are the cons of using etcd?
No Cons submitted yet for etcd
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What are the cons of using SkyDNS?
No Cons submitted yet for SkyDNS
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How much does etcd cost?
How much does SkyDNS cost?
What companies use etcd?
37 companies on StackShare use etcd
What companies use SkyDNS?
1 companies on StackShare use SkyDNS
What tools integrate with etcd?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with etcd
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to etcd and SkyDNS?

  • Consul - A tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration
  • CoreDNS - DNS and Service Discovery
  • Zookeeper - Because coordinating distributed systems is a Zoo
  • Eureka - AWS Service registry for resilient mid-tier load balancing and failover.

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