Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Rancher
Rancher

482
480
+ 1
582
Zookeeper
Zookeeper

405
296
+ 1
38
Add tool

Rancher vs Zookeeper: What are the differences?

Developers describe Rancher as "Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service". Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform. On the other hand, Zookeeper is detailed as "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.

Rancher and Zookeeper are primarily classified as "Container" and "Open Source Service Discovery" tools respectively.

"Easy to use" is the top reason why over 89 developers like Rancher, while over 9 developers mention "High performance ,easy to generate node specific config" as the leading cause for choosing Zookeeper.

Rancher is an open source tool with 11.8K GitHub stars and 1.31K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Rancher's open source repository on GitHub.

Uber Technologies, Pinterest, and Coursera are some of the popular companies that use Zookeeper, whereas Rancher is used by Packet, Redox Engine, and VCCloud. Zookeeper has a broader approval, being mentioned in 116 company stacks & 48 developers stacks; compared to Rancher, which is listed in 88 company stacks and 35 developer stacks.

- No public GitHub repository available -

What is Rancher?

Rancher is an open source container management platform that includes full distributions of Kubernetes, Apache Mesos and Docker Swarm, and makes it simple to operate container clusters on any cloud or infrastructure platform.

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.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Rancher?
Why do developers choose Zookeeper?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

    Be the first to leave a con
    What companies use Rancher?
    What companies use Zookeeper?

    Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

    What tools integrate with Rancher?
    What tools integrate with Zookeeper?

    Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

    What are some alternatives to Rancher and Zookeeper?
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
    DC/OS
    Unlike traditional operating systems, DC/OS spans multiple machines within a network, aggregating their resources to maximize utilization by distributed applications.
    Docker Compose
    With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.
    Docker Swarm
    Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
    Docker Machine
    Machine lets you create Docker hosts on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your own data center. It creates servers, installs Docker on them, then configures the Docker client to talk to them.
    See all alternatives
    Decisions about Rancher and Zookeeper
    No stack decisions found
    Interest over time
    Reviews of Rancher and Zookeeper
    Avatar of gonuts
    Michigan Technological University
    Review ofRancherRancher
    1. Consume too much unnecessary resource by just running rancher agent alone;
    2. Hard to recover from system failure
    3. Bad performance of load balancing (compare to dokcer swarm built-in LB or others).
    How developers use Rancher and Zookeeper
    Avatar of Soundcloud
    Soundcloud uses ZookeeperZookeeper

    Initially, Stitch only supported real-time updates and addressed this problem with a MapReduce job named The Restorator that performed the following actions:

    • Calculated the expected totals
    • Queried Cassandra to get the values it had for each counter
    • Calculated the increments needed to apply to fix the counters
    • Applied the increments

    Meanwhile, to stop the sand shifting under its feet, The Restorator needed to coordinate a locking system between itself and the real-time processors, so that the processors did not try to simultaneously apply increments to the same counter, resulting in a race-condition. It used ZooKeeper for this.

    Avatar of Pinterest
    Pinterest uses ZookeeperZookeeper

    Like many large scale web sites, Pinterest’s infrastructure consists of servers that communicate with backend services composed of a number of individual servers for managing load and fault tolerance. Ideally, we’d like the configuration to reflect only the active hosts, so clients don’t need to deal with bad hosts as often. ZooKeeper provides a well known pattern to solve this problem.

    Avatar of etlweather
    etlweather uses RancherRancher

    The whole infrastructure is managed through Rancher. It provides a simple interface to all the underlying tools - Docker, HAProxy (automatically configures load balancer from the containers).

    Avatar of Pinterest
    Pinterest uses ZookeeperZookeeper

    Zookeeper manages our state, and tells each node what version of code it should be running.

    Avatar of sapslaj
    sapslaj uses RancherRancher

    Currently looking to move to Swarm or Kubernetes due to a few issues I have with Rancher.

    Avatar of InsideSales.com
    InsideSales.com uses RancherRancher

    We use Rancher for container orchestration and automated deployment pipelines.

    Avatar of Ralic Lo
    Ralic Lo uses ZookeeperZookeeper

    Used Zookeeper as the resource management system for Mesos/Marathon services.

    Avatar of Nurul Ferdous
    Nurul Ferdous uses ZookeeperZookeeper

    Maintain a distributed cluster for search index

    Avatar of Dave Woolfenden
    Dave Woolfenden uses RancherRancher

    Enterprise-grade Kubernetes Distribution

    Avatar of Shiqiang Yu
    Shiqiang Yu uses RancherRancher

    Pull from CI/CD for live demo

    How much does Rancher cost?
    How much does Zookeeper cost?
    Pricing unavailable
    News about Rancher
    More news
    News about Zookeeper
    More news