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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?

Companies
187 companies reportedly use Zookeeper in their tech stacks, including Uber, Pinterest, and Shopify.

Developers
352 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Zookeeper.

Zookeeper Integrations

Datadog, Druid, StackStorm, Kubeless, and SignalFx are some of the popular tools that integrate with Zookeeper. Here's a list of all 13 tools that integrate with Zookeeper.
Pros of Zookeeper
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High performance ,easy to generate node specific config
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Kafka support
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Spring Boot Support
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Supports extensive distributed IPC
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Supports DC/OS
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Used in ClickHouse
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Embeddable In Java Service
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Used in Hadoop

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Zookeeper Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Zookeeper?
Consul
Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.
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.
Yarn
Yarn caches every package it downloads so it never needs to again. It also parallelizes operations to maximize resource utilization so install times are faster than ever.
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.
Ambari
This project is aimed at making Hadoop management simpler by developing software for provisioning, managing, and monitoring Apache Hadoop clusters. It provides an intuitive, easy-to-use Hadoop management web UI backed by its RESTful APIs.
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