GORM (Grails Object-Relational Mapping) is a powerful Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) library for the Groovy programming language. It is a part of the Grails web application framework, but can also be used standalone in any Java or Groovy project.
GORM provides a high-level, object-oriented interface for working with databases, which abstracts away many of the low-level details of working with SQL and relational databases. It allows developers to write database queries and manipulate data using Groovy’s object-oriented syntax, rather than SQL.
GORM supports a wide range of databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and H2. It provides a number of advanced features, such as caching, lazy loading, and transaction management, which can help to improve performance and simplify development.
GORM also supports NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB and Cassandra, through its GORM for MongoDB and GORM for Cassandra plugins. This allows developers to use the same high-level API for working with both SQL and NoSQL databases, making it easier to switch between different types of databases as needed.
Overall, GORM is a powerful and flexible ORM library that can help to simplify database access and management in Groovy and Java projects.
Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.