We just released the fourth maintenance release of Hibernate ORM 5.4 with significant performance improvements.

What’s new

This release introduces a new feature that allows enhanced entities to be returned in a completely uninitialized state delaying the load of expensive data until it’s actually needed. See Bytecode enhancement as proxy for details on this new feature.


You can find the full list of changes in this version here (or, for people without a Hibernate Jira account, here).

Getting 5.4.4.Final

All details are available and up to date on the dedicated page on hibernate.org.

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