SkyDNS vs. Eureka vs. Zookeeper

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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 Eureka?

Eureka is a REST (Representational State Transfer) based service that is primarily used in the AWS cloud for locating services for the purpose of load balancing and failover of middle-tier servers.

What is Zookeeper?

ZooKeeper is 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.

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What companies use Eureka?
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What tools integrate with Eureka?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Eureka
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9 tools on StackShare integrate with Zookeeper

What are some alternatives to SkyDNS, Eureka, and Zookeeper?

  • Consul - A tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration
  • etcd - A distributed consistent key-value store for shared configuration and service discovery
  • Serf - Service orchestration and management tool
  • SmartStack - Automated service discovery and registration framework

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