Persistence is definitely a common feature for a majority of web and enterprise applications. Hibernate replaces interaction with JDBC by providing an object-relational mapping layer. In plain English, Hibernate lets you read and write Java objects into a database in a more seamless and business-oriented manner.
Hibernate's inherent simplicity has lead to its enormous growth and adoption. This simplicity is demonstrated by the fact that neither a deep understanding of the Hibernate API nor any real SQL skills are required to implement and efficiently leverage the framework into your application.
The following image shows the various tools provided by Hibernate and its evolution:
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