How to map a PostgreSQL HStore entity property with JPA and Hibernate

Introduction The open-source hibernate-types project allows you to map a great variety of database types that are not supported natively by Hibernate ORM (e.g. JSON, ARRAY, YearMonth, Month, INET addresses). In this article, we are going to see how you can map a PostgreSQL HStore type, which allows you to store key/value pairs, to a Java Map entity property when using JPA and Hibernate.