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Currently I am working on a distributed application which uses jGroups to ensure failover, high availability and performance.

-> Trigger existing nodes when a new node joins
-> Trigger other nodes when an existing node leaves
-> Make a RPC call from one node to another node in the cluster

I am just wondering if there are any other libraries available which offer the same features and which I could use as a total replacement to jGroups.

Does Zookeeper offer the same features and could be used instead of jGroups? I believe Akka does the same? Or is there any other library to consider?

  • Just a little hint: This site recommends software matching specific needs (which the larger part of your question is about). However, "where does Zookeeper fit" is just the opposite direction (recommending tasks a specific software fits), and thus is off-topic here. I've edited your question accordingly. – Izzy Dec 19 '15 at 11:09

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