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Hibernate is the de-facto stardardard for any Java application using it. But it's not always easy to write a CRUD in pure Java-JDBC. It's a tool that makes your work easier (or harder) than you think it is. Spring Boot is a fantastic alternative to using the tool for your REST backend over a relational database. It presents a good work with JPA and JPA without the hurdle of using JDBC directly using JPA or JPA.