resilience strategies

2021-07-26

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In distributed systems, nothing is certain. This includes network requests. So, how do we handle a failed network request? Do we simply retry them?

A naive retry can create a thundering herd problem and overwhelm the underlying server.

Some strategies to consider include introducing jitter, exponential backoffs, circuit breakers and timeouts. These can be combined as well.

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