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Hibernate vs Entity Framework: What are the differences?

Developers describe Hibernate as "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. On the other hand, Entity Framework is detailed as "An object-relational mapper that enables .NET developers to work with relational data". It is an object-relational mapper that enables .NET developers to work with relational data using domain-specific objects. It eliminates the need for most of the data-access code that developers usually need to write.

Hibernate and Entity Framework can be primarily classified as "Object Relational Mapper (ORM)" tools.

Entity Framework is an open source tool with 1.02K GitHub stars and 445 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Entity Framework's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Hibernate has a broader approval, being mentioned in 135 company stacks & 417 developers stacks; compared to Entity Framework, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 33 developer stacks.

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Pros of Entity Framework
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    LINQ
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    Multiple approach (Model/Database/Code) first
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    Strongly Object-Oriented
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    Code first approach
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    Object Oriented
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    Model first approach
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    Auto generated code
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    Strongly typed entities
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    Database first
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    Easy ORM
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    Easy transaction definition
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    Is integrated with spring jpa

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      Can't control proxy associations when entity graph used

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    What is Entity Framework?

    It is an object-relational mapper that enables .NET developers to work with relational data using domain-specific objects. It eliminates the need for most of the data-access code that developers usually need to write.

    What is Hibernate?

    Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper.

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    NHibernate
    It is a mature, open source object-relational mapper for the .NET framework. It's actively developed, fully featured and used in thousands of successful projects.
    Entity Framework Core
    It is a lightweight, extensible, open source and cross-platform version of the popular Entity Framework data access technology. It can serve as an object-relational mapper (O/RM), enabling .NET developers to work with a database using .NET objects, and eliminating the need for most of the data-access code they usually need to write.
    Sequelize
    Sequelize is a promise-based ORM for Node.js and io.js. It supports the dialects PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite and MSSQL and features solid transaction support, relations, read replication and more.
    SQLAlchemy
    SQLAlchemy is the Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL.
    Doctrine 2
    Doctrine 2 sits on top of a powerful database abstraction layer (DBAL). One of its key features is the option to write database queries in a proprietary object oriented SQL dialect called Doctrine Query Language (DQL), inspired by Hibernates HQL.
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