Chapter 6. Hibernate with Terracotta Using Terracotta to Offload the Database

Hibernate provides a powerful tool to access databases. It is a mature technology, widely used in many types of applications, including stand-alone Java, web, J2EE, and Spring-based applications. By providing a simple model for translating data to and from a database, Hibernate eases the burden of working with the database. Hibernate helps eliminate the need to write SQL and perform the mundane chores of instantiating objects, filling them with data from the database, and mapping objects in memory into tables in the database

While the focus of this book is not Hibernate, most Terracotta applications talk to a database, and our treatment of clustering and scaling applications ...

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