Not Just ORM: Powerful Hibernate ORM Features and Capabilities

Track: Java
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Ballroom C
Time Slot: Mon 2/24, 5:30 PM
Tags: java , data , jpa , javaee , hibernate , osgi , orm
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Hibernate has always revolved around data, ORM, and JPA. However, it’s much more than that. Hibernate has grown into a family of projects and capabilities, extending well beyond the traditional ORM/JPA space.

This talk will present powerful features provided both by Hibernate ORM, as well as third-party extensions. Some capabilities are brand new, while others are older-but-improved. Topics include multiple-tenancy, geographic data, auditing/versioning, sharding, OSGi, and integration with additional Hibernate projects. The talk will include live demonstrations of each feature.

Brett Meyer

Brett owns 3River Development LLC (, providing tech strategy, consulting, and custom solutions for companies and organizations of all sizes. Brett is devoted to open source software and previously enjoyed a career at Red Hat. He is one of the core developers and committers of Hibernate ORM, as well as the former project lead of Artificer. In addition, he contributes new features to Apache Camel, Red Hat JBoss Fuse, Infinispan Data Grid, and other widely used open source frameworks.

Brett has a wide breadth of experience in multiple industries, including careers at Red Hat, Disney, Raytheon, NBC Universal, and regional companies. He has an M.S. (Applied Computer Science) from Purdue University and a B.S. (Computer Science) from Valparaiso University. He also enjoys public speaking on technical topics at both local and national conferences.