A Java framework called Hibernate makes it easier to construct Java applications that connect with databases. ORM (Object Relational Mapping) is a lightweight, open-source utility. Hibernate implements the JPA (Java Persistence API) specification for data persistence.
A few advantages of Hibernate include the following:
Hibernate refers to a lightweight framework that is open source and licensed under the LGPL.
The Hibernate framework has quick performance since it uses cache internally. The Hibernate framework has two types of caching: first-level cache and second-level cache. Default settings enable the first-level cache for all users.
The object-oriented SQL variant is known as HQL (Hibernate Query Language). In other words, it generates database-independent queries for users—no need to develop database-specific queries, therefore saving you time. When using Hibernate, whenever a project's database is updated, the SQL query must be modified, which creates a maintenance difficulty.
As part of the Hibernate framework, tables in a database can be created automatically. Tables in the database can therefore be created automatically, saving you time.
The hibernate framework makes it easy to get data from many tables.
There is a Query Cache in Hibernate, which provides statistics on query and database state.