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Getting Started with Hibernate OGM

Chances are, you’re familiar with Hibernate ORM, a powerful, robust tool for converting data between relational databases (RDBMS) and object-oriented programming languages. As an object-relational mapping (ORM) framework, Hibernate ORM works with SQL stores. In recent years, however, developers have become interested in NoSQL databases, which are optimized for storing and retrieving enormous quantities of data. NoSQL databases tend to be non-relational, open-source, horizontally scalable, distributed, and schema-free.

There are a number of ways to describe NoSQL stores, but they are generally classified ...

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