I was very curious about SqlMaps, when I read an article about it a couple of days ago. So I made a small exmaple, using SqlMaps to store user information in a database.
With the help of the onjava.com article and the SqlMaps tutorial, which is available on the website, it was very easy to get started. The concept of SqlMaps is simple, but powerful. Since I'm not too familiar with hibernate and I only glanced at SqlMaps, I can't really compare the two frameworks. But I do know, that SqlMaps is worth considering when you evaluate the tools and frameworks for your next project.