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.
Zookeeper is a tool in the Open Source Service Discovery category of a tech stack.
Who uses Zookeeper?
196 companies reportedly use Zookeeper in their tech stacks, including Uber, Shopify, and Pinterest.
386 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Zookeeper.
Datadog, Druid, StackStorm, Kubeless, and SignalFx are some of the popular tools that integrate with Zookeeper. Here's a list of all 14 tools that integrate with Zookeeper.
Pros of Zookeeper
High performance ,easy to generate node specific config
Spring Boot Support
Supports extensive distributed IPC
Used in ClickHouse
Embeddable In Java Service
Used in Hadoop
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