Zookeeper vs. etcd

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What is 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.

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.
Why do developers choose Zookeeper?
Why do you like Zookeeper?

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

What are the cons of using Zookeeper?
No Cons submitted yet for Zookeeper
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What are the cons of using etcd?
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What companies use Zookeeper?
150 companies on StackShare use Zookeeper
What companies use etcd?
36 companies on StackShare use etcd
What tools integrate with Zookeeper?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with Zookeeper
What tools integrate with etcd?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with etcd

What are some alternatives to Zookeeper and etcd?

  • Consul - A tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration
  • Eureka - AWS Service registry for resilient mid-tier load balancing and failover.
  • Serf - Service orchestration and management tool
  • SkyDNS - Distributed service for announcement and discovery of services

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