Of hammers and screwdrivers: When not to use Hystrix
tl;dr Check if the power of Hystrix ( or any other tool ) fits your requirements. If it feels some kind of weird - it probably is. the players Hystrix and its friends ( like Eureka & Co. ) are part of the shiny new world of ‘companies hand out their great tools for free!’. And indeed they are - not only because they are production tested real world tools but also due to the effort the community puts into documentation and community management - thanks :) On the other hand one always should keep in mind: Those tools are not only made by but as well made for that very company.