Comments on: – Hibernate vs. Rails: The Persistence Showdown Friends of Oracle and Java Thu, 21 May 2015 20:49:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mike Swierczek Mon, 19 Nov 2007 19:53:42 +0000 /?p=497#comment-2026 Hibernate offers its Hibernate Query Language, but you can use SQL too. You may need to learn HQL if you’re working on an existing project that uses it, but if you’re writing your own Hibernate application from scratch, you can ignore HQL entirely.