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Beginning Hibernate: For Hibernate 5 by Dave Minter, Jeff Linwood, Joseph B. Ottinger

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© Joseph B. Ottinger, Jeff Linwood and Dave Minter 2016

Joseph B. Ottinger, Jeff Linwood and Dave Minter, Beginning Hibernate, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2319-2_12

12. Leaving the Relational Database Behind: NoSQL

Joseph B. Ottinger, Jeff Linwood2 and Dave Minter3

(1)Youngsville, North Carolina, USA

(2)Austin, Texas, USA

(3)London, UK

Hibernate doesn’t limit you to using purely relational databases; Hibernate OGM1 stands as a project that can carry an object model into the realm of the NoSQL datastore, allowing developers to use a familiar mechanism to access multiple types of storage.

Relational databases are tabular in nature; sets of data (“tables”) are homogenous and regular, often described in terms of rows and columns. Relationships are fixed; a table ...

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