Java developers are particularly spoiled when using Hazelcast. Because Hazelcast is developed in Java, it’s available as a JAR, and we can integrate it as a library in our application.
Just add it to the application’s classpath, start a node, and we’re good to go. However, I believe that once you start relying on Hazelcast as a critical infrastructure component, embedding limits your options. In this post, I’d like to dive a bit deeper into the subject.