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What is etcd?

Last Updated May 3rd 2022, 12:41:16 am

  1. 1. Description


etcd is pronounced /ˈɛtsiːdiː/, and means “distributed etc directory.”[1]

etcd is a distributed, reliable key-value store for the most critical data of a distributed system.[1:1]

etcd is a strongly consistent, distributed key-value store that provides a reliable way to store data that needs to be accessed by a distributed system or cluster of machines. It gracefully handles leader elections during network partitions and can tolerate machine failure, even in the leader node. [^1

etcd is a consistent distributed key-value store. Mainly used as a separate coordination service, in distributed systems. And designed to hold small amounts of data that can fit entirely in memory.[1:2]

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