Dealing with Network Partitions
Hazelcast handles network partitions using the following solutions:
Split-brain protection: Split-brain protection could be used when consistency is the major concern on a network partitioning. It requires a minimum cluster size to keep a particular data structure available. When cluster size is below the defined split-brain protection size, then subsequent operations are rejected with a
SplitBrainProtectionException. See the Split-Brain Protection section.
Split-brain recovery (merge policies): Split-brain recovery is to make data structures available and operational on both sides of a network partition, and merge their data once the network partitioning problem is resolved. See the Split-Brain Recovery section.
Split-brain recovery is also supported for
the data structures whose in-memory format is