Hibernate 5 is the major release of Hibernate framework which supports the features of Java 8. The RedHat is the company developing the Hibernate framework which was released on 20th August 2015 with many new features and updated API. It can map the domain object with the relational database. The performance of the application can be improved by the caching framework that works with Hibernate. It is database independent which can work with any types of databases like Oracle, MySQL, SQL server, and etc.