The Ebean Spring module provides two main things: - Configuration for using Spring Transactions with Ebean - Spring Factory bean for configuring an EbeanServer in a more typical spring fashion As part of the download you get a simple example that shows how to configure and use Ebean. This includes registering entity beans, specifying DDL generation etc. About Ebean ORM: - Aims to provide JPA functionality with a simplier API to use and understand - Uses JPA annotations for mapping (@Entity, @OneToMany etc) - Provides a session-less API (no flush or merge etc) - Supports automatic query tuning via Autofetch - LGPL license You can find out more and download Ebean from: http://www.avaje.org