How do JPA and Hibernate define the AUTO flush mode

Introduction The Persistence Context acts as a transactional-write behind cache for the incoming entity state transitions, and all changes are synchronized with the database during flushing. Although both the Hibernate Session and the JPA EntityManager define a flush() method to manually trigger this process, it’s much more convenient to let Hibernate manage the Persistence Context flushing. Unfortunately, there’s is a major difference between how JPA and Hibernate define the automatic flushing mechanism.

How to customize Hibernate dirty checking mechanism

Introduction In my previous article I described the Hibernate automatic dirty checking mechanism. While you should always prefer it, there might be times when you want to add your own custom dirtiness detection strategy. Custom dirty checking strategies Hibernate offers the following customization mechanisms: Hibernate Interceptor#findDirty() CustomEntityDirtinessStrategy

A beginner’s guide to flush strategies in JPA and Hibernate

Introduction In my previous post I introduced the entity state transitions Object-relational mapping paradigm. All managed entity state transitions are translated to associated database statements when the current Persistence Context gets flushed. Hibernate’s flush behavior is not always as obvious as one might think. Write-behind Hibernate tries to defer the Persistence Context flushing up until the last possible moment. This strategy has been traditionally known as transactional write-behind. The write-behind is more related to Hibernate flushing rather than any logical or physical transaction. During a transaction, the flush may occur multiple times…. Read More