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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 5.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SOA Governance

    Consul

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    74%
    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Service registry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Service management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Service discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Dependency management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Policy management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Consul, by HashiCorp is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Consul

    86%
    5 Ratings
    5.0

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    50%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    Consul

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    50%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    10.0

    Consul

    100%
    1 Rating

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Consul

    88%
    4 Ratings

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Consul

    Consul can provide a light-weight, lightning-fast and robust solution for the following:
    • Network mesh
    • Service DNS
    • Global key-value store (values can be complex objects as well)
    • Utility for blue-green deployments
    • Service health checking
    Consul can be used in any or a combination of these scenarios. Regardless if you are a network administrator or a regular software engineer, Consul can add value to your work.
    Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    It is very well suitable for departments/applications which depend on the domain modeling. It is less suitable if you just want a place to store endpoints.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Consul

    • Key-Value database management.
    • Service discovery.
    • Centralized configuration database with native high availability.
    Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    • Storing the Meta Data about services and WSDLs
    • REST API support
    • Policy Enablement
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Consul

    • The GUI: The GUI interface for Consul has gotten a lot better over the years. Since Consul is so easy to interact with via API, this isn't a showstopper, but for those that are less command line inclined it's always nice to be able to refer them to an easy to use and understand web interface
    • It's chatty: Consul is extremely chatty. Sometimes it's particularly chatty at 2am with no indication as to why and eats up quite a bit of resources. Just be sure to provision your systems that typically take a heavy load with a little extra for Consul
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    • Performance for importing WSDLs and XSDs into WSRR
    • Performance of REST APIs
    • Support for SWAGGER
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Consul

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0.027 per month

    Consul Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Open Source (self-managed)$01
    Cloud (managed Consul)starting at $.0272
    EnterpriseSelf-Managed Custom Deployments
    1. always free
    2. Per Hour
    3. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Usability

    Consul

    Consul 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Consul's API is extremely user friendly. While their web interface isn't quite as "mature", it's still pretty easily navigated for the average person. Together they make a pretty easy to pick up and use tool.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Consul

    Consul 8.8
    Based on 4 answers
    I've never used paid support from HashiCorp, but I consider its support a good one, since they provide a lot of free resources for the community and there are good user groups supporting you on several sorts of issues. Also, HashiCorp is known as a company with a strong relationship with the community, that is easily noticed by the events HashiCorp promotes over the world.
    Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Consul

    Consul was easier to configure out of the box than Serf and gave us more initial options. Its easy to use tools and support were by far superior to Serf in many ways. Support alone was one of those areas that Serf could take an example from Consul to keep its customers happy.
    Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    Support from IBM was the main reason
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Consul

    • It contains a native web UI, which in contrast to its counterparts, is handy, very intuitive and - most importantly - very informative. It leaves no room for doubt about your services "forest" health. So, for that purpose, the learning curve was almost down to non-existent. Our team managed to work seamlessly with Consul being our services API
    • Our management staff had a difficult time understanding what Consul was really all about. For technical staff it is pretty simple to understand the huge value such a tool can pose to our suite of solutions, but once our management staff took the grasp of its valuable handy set of tools, we didn't take long to start using it and keeping track of our Swarm overall health, with was a constant concern for the entire company before.
    • For load balancing purposes, we were relying pretty much on guesses before we decided to use Consul. One would check a certain node overall health and decide if we would need to spring a new instance at AWS or Digital Ocean.
    Claudio Fernando Maciel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

    • It was not used to that extent to result in significant ROI
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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