Hibernate ORM

6.0 series development

Performance, HQL, Criteria, Type System


Java 8 or 11
JPA 2.2

Not compatible with your requirements? Have a look at the other series.

See also the Compatibility policy.


Documentation for this specific series can be accessed through the links below:

HTML API (JavaDoc)

You can find more documentation for all series on the documentation page.

How to get it

Maven, Gradle...

Maven artifacts of Hibernate ORM are published to Maven Central and to Bintray.

You can find the Maven coordinates of all artifacts through the link below:

Maven artifacts

Zip archive

Direct download is available from SourceForge:

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More information about specific releases (announcements, download links) can be found here.

What's new

Latest release announcement (2020-08-20): 6.0.0.Alpha6.

A detailed list of new features, improvements and fixes in this series can be found on our JIRA instance.

JDBC Performance

6.0 switches reading from JDBC ResultSet by name to reading by position. This required significant changes to the Hibernate type system.

HQL Translation Performance

6.0 switched from Antlr v2 to Antlr v4 for its HQL translation. Antlr v4 itself is more performant. Additionally we refactored the grammars to be more efficient

Criteria Translation Performance

In previous versions of Hibernate, JPA Criteria queries were translated by first rendering the Criteria as an HQL query. 6.0 changes this so that HQL and Criteria are both translated into the same form : the Semantic Query Model (SQM).


If you need to upgrade from a previous series, please refer to the migration guide.

Releases in this series

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