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Mastering Hibernate

By : Ramin Rad, Koushik Srinivas Kothagal
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Mastering Hibernate

By: Ramin Rad, Koushik Srinivas Kothagal

Overview of this book

Hibernate has been so successful since its inception that it even influenced the Java Enterprise Edition specification in that the Java Persistence API was dramatically changed to do it the Hibernate way. Hibernate is the tool that solves the complex problem of Object Relational Mapping. It can be used in both Java Enterprise applications as well as .Net applications. Additionally, it can be used for both SQL and NoSQL data stores. Some developers learn the basics of Hibernate and hit the ground quickly. But when demands go beyond the basics, they take a reactive approach instead of learning the fundamentals and core concepts. However, the secret to success for any good developer is knowing and understanding the tools at your disposal. It’s time to learn about your tool to use it better This book first explores the internals of Hibernate by discussing what occurs inside a Hibernate session and how Entities are managed. Then, we cover core topics such as mapping, querying, caching, and we demonstrate how to use a wide range of very useful annotations. Additionally, you will learn how to create event listeners or interceptors utilizing the improved architecture in the latest version of Hibernate.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Chapter 8. Addressing Architecture

In this chapter, we will discuss how to address architectural constraints for an enterprise application using Hibernate. Every enterprise application follows an architecture, which specifies the software components, such as data models, process models, user interface, and data persistence; and system components such as web servers, application servers, and database management systems. Here, we will see how Hibernate can, in fact, address some architectural requirements and constraints. The following points will be covered in detail:

  • Architecture matters

  • Transaction management:

    • Local transaction

    • JTA

    • Compensating transaction

  • Concurrency:

    • Isolation level

    • Locking

    • Application lock

  • Scalability:

    • Clustering

    • Database shards

  • Performance

  • Legacy application

  • Cloud strategy:

    • License

  • Multi-tenancy