What is Query Cache in Hibernate?

Hibernate provides Query Cache to improve the performance of queries that run multiple times with same parameters.

  • It has to be used based on the benefits gained by it in performance of the queries in an application.
  • It can reduce the performance of Transactional processing.
  • There are two hibernate properties where the query cache is enabled.

           hibernate.cache.use_second_level_cache=true|false                                                                                          hibernate.cache.use_query_cache=true|false

  • The Query Cache is disabled by default in Hibernate, and we need to activate it.
  • We need to defined the following Hibernate property: