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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.

Our June 19th Outage Explained

Between 16:30 PDT and 18:40 PDT on June 19th 2021, DoorDash experienced a system-wide failure for approximately two hours that saddled merchants with undelivered meals, rendered Dasher’s unable to accept new deliveries or check in for new shifts, and left consumers unable to order food or receive their placed orders in a timely fashion via our platform.