Spring Boot performance tuning

Introduction While developing a Spring Boot application is rather easy, tuning the performance of a Spring Boot application is a more challenging task, as, not only it requires you to understand how the Spring framework works behind the scenes, but you have to know what is the best way to use the underlying data access framework, like Hibernate for instance. In a previous article, I showed you how easily to optimize the performance of the Petclinic demo application. However, by default, the Petclinic Spring Boot application uses the in-memory HSQLDB database, which… Read More

Tuning Spring Petclinic JPA and Hibernate configuration with Hypersistence Optimizer

Introduction In this article, we are going to see how we can tune the performance of the Spring Petclinic application using Hypersistence Optimizer. Now, while you can manually analyze your data access layer to make sure that JPA and Hibernate are properly configured, it’s much better if you can automate this task. That’s because new entities might be mapped in the future, and you want to make sure that the same performance-specific rules are consistently applied on every commit. Hypersistence Optimizer allows you to automatically detect JPA and Hibernate issues during development,… Read More

How to detect HHH000104 issues with hibernate.query.fail_on_pagination_over_collection_fetch

Introduction Recently, I noticed the hibernate.query.fail_on_pagination_over_collection_fetch configuration property that was introduced in Hibernate 5.2, and I had absolutely no idea it can be used to prevent the HHH000104 Hibernate issues. As previously explained, if you want to overcome the “HHH000104: firstResult/maxResults specified with collection fetch; applying in memory!” issue, you have to either use 2 queries or a window function to fetch and limit the number of parent records while making sure you always fetch all their associated child entities. Even if the HHH000104 issue is logged as a warning message, it… Read More

Hypersistence Optimizer initial release

Introduction At the end of 2018, I got this idea of writing a tool which can automatically detect JPA and Hibernate issues by scanning your data access layer and provide you optimization tips. At the beginning of February, Thodoris Chaikalis surprised me with this Facebook comment which reinforced the idea that having such a tool would be really awesome for Java developers working with JPA and Hibernate. At the end of February, I got some time off, and I started working on it, and the reaction on social media exceeded my expectations:… Read More

Spring read-only transaction Hibernate optimization

Introduction In this article, I’m going to explain how the Spring read-only transaction Hibernate optimization works. After taking a look at what the Spring framework does when enabling the readOnly attribute on the @Transactional annotation, I realized that only the Hibernate flush mode is set to FlushType.MANUAL without propagating the read-only flag further to the Hibernate Session. So, in the true spirit of open-source software developer, I decided it’s time to make a change.

Hibernate performance tuning tips

Introduction In this article, I’m going to summarise the most common Hibernate performance tuning tips that can help you speed up your data access layer. While getting started with JPA and Hibernate is fairly easy, if you want to get the most out of your data access layer, it’s very important to understand how the JPA provider works, as well as the configuration properties that can help you optimize application performance.

9 High-Performance Tips when using PostgreSQL with JPA and Hibernate

Introduction To get the most out of the relational database in use, you need to make sure the data access layer resonates with the underlying database system. In this article, we are going to see what you can do to boost up performance when using PostgreSQL with JPA and Hibernate.

A beginner’s guide to the high-performance-java-persistence GitHub repository

Introduction When I started writing High-Performance Java Persistence, I realized I needed a GitHub repository to host all the test cases I needed for the code snippets in my book, and that’s how the high-performance-java-persistence GitHub repository was born. The high-performance-java-persistence GitHub repository is a collection of integration tests and utilities so that you can test JDBC, JPA, Hibernate and jOOQ features with the utmost ease.

How to run integration tests at warp speed using Docker and tmpfs

Introduction As previously explained, you can run database integration tests 20 times faster! The trick is to map the data directory in memory, and my previous article showed you what changes you need to do when you have a PostgreSQL or MySQL instance on your machine. In this post, I’m going to expand the original idea, and show you how you can achieve the same goal using Docker and tmpfs.

The print version of High-Performance Java Persistence

One year after I published the first part of the High-Performance Java Persistence, I managed to publish the print version of the book. The book is printed on demand using Amazon CreateSpace, and it looks like as follows.