[SOLVED] Hibernate JPA EntityManager.createQuery() performance


I have a query which has 2 ‘in’ Clauses. First in clause takes around 125 values and second in clause of query takes around 21000 values. Its implemented using JPA CriteriaBuilder.

Query itself executes very fast and return results within seconds. Only problem is entityManager.createQuery(CriteriaQuery) takes around 12-13 minutes to return.

I search all over SO, all the threads are related to performance of Query.getResultList. None of them discuss about performance of entityManager.createQuery(CriteriaQuery). If you have seen such behavior earlier, please let me know, how to resolve it.

My JDK version is 1.7. Dependency version of javaee-api is 6.0. Application is deployed on JBOSS EAP 6.4. But that’s not the concern as of now, as I am testing my code using junit using EntityManager connected to actual Oracle database. If you require more information, kindly let me know.


I observed that, having single query with 21 IN clauses (each with 1000 expressions) and all combined with OR clauses, made query run slower. I tried another approach of executing every IN Clause as a part of separate query. So these 21 individual queries performed better overall.

Another issue I observed was that Query with CriteriaBuilder was slow when result set is huge (something like 20K rows in result set). I solved this issue by adding query hint to my typed query:

TypedQuery.setHint("org.hibernate.fetchSize", 5000);

Hope it will help others.

Answered By – user613114

Answer Checked By – Terry (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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