Unique to the popular Grails web framework is its architecture. While other frameworks are built from the ground up, Grails leverages existing and proven technologies that already have advanced functionality built in. One of the key technologies in this architecture is Hibernate, on top of which Grails builds its GORM (Grails Object Relational Mapping) model layer. This provides Grails a persistence solution. This firstPress book covers Grails persistence with GORM, from defining your first model to the nature of transactions and advanced Hibernate querying. Other APIs and tools such as GSQL (Groovy SQL) are covered as well, as needed, to empower your Grails persistence efforts.