How can we monitor the performance of Hibernate in an application?

We can use following ways to monitor Hibernate performance:

  • Monitoring SessionFactory: Since there is one SessionFactory in an application, we can collect the statistics of a SessionFactory to monitor the performance. Hibernate provides sessionFactory.getStatistics() method to get the statistics of SessionFactory.Hibernate can also use JMX to publish metrics.
  • Metrics: In Hibernate we can also collect other metrics like- number of open sessions, retrieved JDBC connections, cache hit, miss etc.These metrics give great insight into the performance of Hibernate. We can tune Hibernate settings and strategies based on these metrics.