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What is meant by 'Heavyweight Object'?

In the video Chris refers to the SessionFactory as a 'heavyweight object'. What does this mean?

Ronald Williams
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Ronald Williams
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SessionFactory objects are resource intensive. Having more than one SessionFactory per database can hinder the performance of your application. This is why there should only be one SessionFactory per database.

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