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Failure Mitigation for Microservices: An Intro to Aperture

When dealing with failures in a microservice system, localized mitigation mechanisms like load shedding and circuit breakers have always been used, but they may not be as effective as a more globalized approach.

Improving Fault Tolerance with RPC Fallbacks in DoorDash’s Microservices

Failures in a large, complex microservice architecture are inevitable, so built-in fault tolerance — retries, replication, and fallbacks — are a critical part of preventing system-wide outages and a negative user experience.

Future-proofing: How DoorDash Transitioned from a Code Monolith to a Microservice Architecture

In 2019, DoorDash’s engineering organization initiated a process to completely reengineer the platform on which our delivery logistics business is based.