Difference between get() and load() in Hibernate?

There are following difference between get() and load() method in Hibernate.hibernate Session class provides these two method to access object.



get() method will hit the database if object is not found in the cache and returned completely initialized object, which may involve several database call.

load() method can return proxy, if object is not found in cache and only hit database if any method other than getId() is called.

get() method returns null when records against the id isn’t found in the database.

load() methods throws ObjectNotFoundException if the required records isn’t found in the database.

get() method is not give better performance than load() method.

load() method use only when we are sure about existence of records against an id.

get() method is used to retrieve a persistent object from the database.

load() method give better performance because it support lazy loading.