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SmartStack vs Zookeeper: What are the differences?

SmartStack: Automated service discovery and registration framework. Scaling a web infrastructure requires services, and building a service-oriented infrastructure is hard. Make it EASY, with SmartStack’s automated, transparent service discovery and registration: cruise control for your distributed infrastructure; 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.

SmartStack and Zookeeper can be primarily classified as "Open Source Service Discovery" tools.

SmartStack is an open source tool with 228 GitHub stars and 41 GitHub forks. Here's a link to SmartStack's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is SmartStack?

Scaling a web infrastructure requires services, and building a service-oriented infrastructure is hard. Make it EASY, with SmartStack’s automated, transparent service discovery and registration: cruise control for your distributed infrastructure.

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.

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      What are some alternatives to SmartStack and Zookeeper?
      Consul
      Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.
      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.
      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.
      Keepalived
      The main goal of this project is to provide simple and robust facilities for loadbalancing and high-availability to Linux system and Linux based infrastructures.
      Serf
      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.
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      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.

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      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.

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      Pinterest uses ZookeeperZookeeper

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

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      Ralic Lo uses ZookeeperZookeeper

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

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      Nurul Ferdous uses ZookeeperZookeeper

      Maintain a distributed cluster for search index

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