posted 13 years ago
All performance benchmarks are flawed, so its hard to say. Hibernate do make the bold claim that they have the fastest ORM tool around - and they seem to be offering a cash prize to anyone who can beat their Hibernate figures with another tool. What I can tell you is Hibernate is fast enough for the applications I've used it on. If performance is a definite requirement though - you are more likely to move some of the application logic into the DB layer itself with Stored Procedures, in which case good old JDBC is all you need.