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Advantages and disadvantages of hibernate

Advantages of Hibernate over JDBC:

  1. Hibernate is an ORM tool
  2. Hibernate is an open source framework.
  3. Better than JBDC.
  4. Hibernate has an exception translator , which converts checked exceptions of JDBC in to unchecked exceptions of hibernate. So all exceptions in hibernate are unchecked exceptions and Because of this no need to handle exceptions explicitly.
  5. Hibernate supports inheritance and polymorphism.
  6. With hibernate we can manage the data stored across multiple tables, by applying relations(association)
  7. Hibernate has its own query language called Hibernate Query Language. With this HQL hibernate became database independent.
  8. Hibernate supports relationships like One-To-One, One-To-Many, Many-To-One ,Many-To-Many.
  9. Hibernate has Caching mechanism. using this number of database hits will be reduced. so performance of an application will be increases.
  10. Hibernate supports lot of databases.
  11. Hibernate supported databases List.
  12. Hibernate is a light weight framework because hibernate uses POJO classes for data transfer between application and database.
  13. Hibernate has versioning and time stamp feature with this we can know how many number of times data is modified.
  14. Hibernate also supports annotations along with XML.
  15. Hibernate supports Lazy loading.
  16. Hibernate is easy to learn it is developers friendly.
  17. The architecture is layered to keep you isolated from having to know the underlying APIs.
  18. Hibernate maintains database connection pool.
  19. Hibernate  has Concurrency support.
  20. Using Hibernate its Easy to maintain and it will increases productivity


Disadvantages of Hibernate !!:
  • Hibernate is slow compared to JDBC because of generating many sql queries at run time but this is not considered as dis advantage in my view.
  • Below are some of the dis advantages but these are not applicable to small applications. But we have given some possible scenarios. 




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