We are excited to announce the release of 6.0 Alpha1.
The main design goal for 6.0 is to improve even more Hibernate’s through-put performance. High-load performance
testing showed that Hibernate’s approach of reading values from ResultSet by name to be its most limiting factor in
scaling through-put. At its most basic, 6.0 is all about changing from its old strategy of read-by-name to
read-by-position. But that simple goal has a lot of ramifications.
We have come really far, but still it is an Alpha, so there is still plenty more to do. Each section below breaks
down what works, what does not work, what is not yet implemented.