Spring's Hibernate Template (i.e. org.springframework.orm.hibernate.HibernateTemplate) is a helper class which provides utility methods for querying/retrieving data from the database. It also converts checked HibernateExceptions into unchecked DataAccessExceptions.
Benefits of HibernateTemplate:
- HibernateTemplate, a Spring Template class simplifies interactions with Hibernate Session.
- Common functions are simplified to single method calls.
- Sessions are automatically closed.
- Exceptions are automatically caught and converted to runtime exceptions.