Serf vs Zookeeper: What are the differences?
What is Serf? Service orchestration and management tool. Serf is a service discovery and orchestration tool that is decentralized, highly available, and fault tolerant. Serf runs on every major platform: Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. It is extremely lightweight: it uses 5 to 10 MB of resident memory and primarily communicates using infrequent UDP messages.
What is Zookeeper? 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.
Serf and Zookeeper belong to "Open Source Service Discovery" category of the tech stack.
Serf is an open source tool with 4.69K GitHub stars and 467 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Serf's open source repository on GitHub.
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