Benefits or Advantages of Hibernate ORM Framework

This post list some important benefits of using the hibernate ORM framework.

Benefits or Advantages of Hibernate ORM Framework

Here are some of the important benefits of using hibernate framework are:
  1. Hibernate eliminates all the boiler-plate code that comes with JDBC and takes care of managing resources, so we can focus on business logic.
  2. Hibernate framework provides support for XML as well as JPA annotations, which makes our code implementation independent.
  3. Hibernate provides a powerful query language (HQL) that is similar to SQL. However, HQL is fully object-oriented and understands concepts like inheritance, polymorphism, and association.
  4. Hibernate is an open-source project from Red Hat Community and used worldwide. This makes it a better choice than others because the learning curve is small and there are tons of online documentation and help is easily available in forums.
  5. Hibernate is easy to integrate with other Java EE frameworks, it’s so popular that Spring Framework provides built-in support for integrating hibernate with Spring applications.
  6. Hibernate supports lazy initialization using proxy objects and perform actual database queries only when it’s required.
  7. Hibernate cache helps us in getting better performance.
  8. For database vendor-specific features, hibernate is suitable because we can also execute native SQL queries.
Overall hibernate is the best choice in the current market for the ORM tool, it contains all the features that you will ever need in an ORM tool.

Read more about Hibernate at the official website

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