Hibernate is that type of framework in Java is used for developing the data access layer in Java based applications. Hibernate is an open source, lightweight, ORM (Object Relational Mapping) tool. Hibernate is an open-source ORM solution for Java applications. Hibernate framework simplifies the development of java application to interact with the database.
An ORM tool simplifies the data creation, data manipulation and data access. It is a programming technique that maps the object to the data stored in the database.
What is ORM?
ORM is an Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) is a programming technique for converting data between relational databases and object oriented programming languages such as Java, C# etc.