|Initial release||23 May 2001|
5.4.15.Final / April 30, 2020
6.0.0.Alpha5 / April 24, 2020
|Operating system||Cross-platform (JVM)|
|Platform||Java Virtual Machine|
|License||GNU Lesser General Public License|
Hibernate ORM (or simply Hibernate) is an object-relational mapping tool for the Java programming language. It provides a framework for mapping an object-oriented domain model to a relational database. Hibernate handles object-relational impedance mismatch problems by replacing direct, persistent database accesses with high-level object handling functions.
Hibernate's primary feature is mapping from Java classes to database tables, and mapping from Java data types to SQL data types. Hibernate also provides data query and retrieval facilities. It generates SQL calls and relieves the developer from the manual handling and object conversion of the result set.