What is Hystrix?
Hystrix is a latency and fault tolerance library designed to isolate points of access to remote systems, services and 3rd party libraries, stop cascading failure and enable resilience in complex distributed systems where failure is inevitable.
Hystrix is a tool in the Fault Tolerance Tools category of a tech stack.
Hystrix is an open source tool with 19K GitHub stars and 3.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hystrix's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Hystrix?
21 companies reportedly use Hystrix in their tech stacks, including Intuit, Zalando, and Bodybuilding.com.
66 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hystrix.
Why developers like Hystrix?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Hystrix
- Latency and Fault Tolerance
- Realtime Operations
Hystrix Alternatives & Comparisons
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