ZooKeeper - CP system suitable for maintaining configs
Eureka - AP system suitable for service discovery, created in Netflix.
- for service discovery, it is better to have particular and maybe not accurate info (or false) than nothing
- AP layers can be build on top of ZooKeeper (Pinterest and AirBnb are using it), but it has limitations
- Eureka supports heartbeats, local caching, no leader elections
Source: blogpost on tech.knewton.com