Hibernate is described as 'an open source Java persistence framework project. Perform powerful object relational mapping and query databases using HQL and SQL' and is an app in the Development category. There are four alternatives to Hibernate for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. The best alternative is NHibernate .NET, which is free. Other great apps like Hibernate are JDBI (Free), Ebean ORM (Free, Open Source) and Fénix Framework (Free, Open Source).
JDBI is a SQL convenience library for Java. It attempts to expose relational database access in idiommatic Java, using collections, beans, and so on, while maintaining the same level of detail as JDBC.