Analysis of configuration distribution methods in service application environments


This work is an analysis of methods and solutions enabling centralization of the storage of configuration values in ser-vice application environments. It presents a comparison focused on the user's interaction with the available solutions and performance tests during the operation. Consul, ZooKeeper tools and the implementation of the configuration serv-er with the use of the Spring Cloud Config library were tested. Created test environment with the use of Java Spring, Kafka and Python technologies was used for this purpose. The aim of the research is to determine the best tool for working in large microservice networks and the most optimal in the context of working with the user. The presented results confirm the advantage of the Consul tool in terms of efficiency and interface quality over other solutions.


configuration distribution; microservices; cloud solutions; Consul; ZooKeeper; Spring Cloud Config

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Published : 2023-03-30

Bryczek, A., & Kopniak, P. (2023). Analysis of configuration distribution methods in service application environments. Journal of Computer Sciences Institute, 26, 63-67.

Arkadiusz Bryczek
Piotr Kopniak 
Lublin University of Technology  Poland