Eureka vs Zuul: What are the differences?
Developers describe Eureka as "AWS Service registry for resilient mid-tier load balancing and failover". 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. On the other hand, Zuul is detailed as "An edge service that provides dynamic routing, monitoring, resiliency, security, and more". It is the front door for all requests from devices and websites to the backend of the Netflix streaming application. As an edge service application, It is built to enable dynamic routing, monitoring, resiliency, and security. Routing is an integral part of a microservice architecture.
Eureka belongs to "Open Source Service Discovery" category of the tech stack, while Zuul can be primarily classified under "Microservices Tools".
Eureka is an open source tool with 8.16K GitHub stars and 2.27K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Eureka's open source repository on GitHub.
Notify-e, EPAM, and Swingvy are some of the popular companies that use Eureka, whereas Zuul is used by PeopleKeep, Monkey Exchange, and Wealth Systems. Eureka has a broader approval, being mentioned in 13 company stacks & 100 developers stacks; compared to Zuul, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.