Can you point us to the FAQ entry? This is no longer valid.
Sure, I found that here: http://hibernate.org/117.html#A21
I actually was following this thread with interest: http://forum.hibernate.org/viewtopic.php?t=929931
Since I'm playing in the Oracle world though, it looks like I would need to create a batcher specific to Oracle. It's nice that you still batch INSERTs though. My exposure to a performance hit might not be too bad anyway, since I'm only doing a few DB calls in a particular transaction.