Hibernate vs Spring Data: What are the differences?
What is Hibernate? Idiomatic persistence for Java and relational databases. Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper.
What is Spring Data? Provides a consistent approach to data access – relational, non-relational, map-reduce, and beyond. It makes it easy to use data access technologies, relational and non-relational databases, map-reduce frameworks, and cloud-based data services. This is an umbrella project which contains many subprojects that are specific to a given database.
Hibernate belongs to "Object Relational Mapper (ORM)" category of the tech stack, while Spring Data can be primarily classified under "Database Tools".
Spring Data is an open source tool with 56 GitHub stars and 62 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Spring Data's open source repository on GitHub.
Bodybuilding.com, StyleShare Inc., and Zola are some of the popular companies that use Hibernate, whereas Spring Data is used by Monkey Exchange, Hocelot, and apside. Hibernate has a broader approval, being mentioned in 87 company stacks & 74 developers stacks; compared to Spring Data, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
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