Hibernate ORM 6.0 Alpha6 has just been released.
The main design goal for 6.0 is to improve even more Hibernate’s through-put performance. High-load performance
testing showed Hibernate’s approach of reading values from
ResultSet by name to be its most limiting factor in
scaling throughput. 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.
This Alpha6 release includes:
Support for named queries
Support for native queries (and named native queries)
Support for named ResultSet mappings
Completely dropped Javassist as dependency and as a maintained
See the release notes for additional information
We have come really far, but still it is an Alpha, so there is still plenty more to do.