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Comparing bookshelf vs. knex vs. objection vs. orm vs. sequelize

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Here we compare between bookshelf, knex, objection, orm and sequelize. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are bookshelf 0.13.3, knex 0.14.6, objection 1.1.8, orm 4.0.2 and sequelize 4.37.8.

bookshelf, A lightweight ORM for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite3. It was authored by Bookshelf on Apr, 2013.
knex, A batteries-included SQL query & schema builder for Postgres, MySQL and SQLite3 and the Browser. It was authored by Tim Griesser on May, 2013.
objection, An SQL-friendly ORM for Node.js. It was authored by Sami Koskimäki on Jun, 2012.
orm, NodeJS Object-relational mapping. It was authored by Diogo Resende on Mar, 2011.
sequelize, Multi dialect ORM for Node.JS. It was authored by Sascha Depold on May, 2011.

When comparing those packages you notice that sequelize is the more popular package today (14,401 Stars on Github).
knex has a bigger community of maintainers.
objection has fewer dependencies, fewer open issues and fewer open pull requests.
orm has been out there for longer (since 5 years ago), it also sequelize has more versions, more frequent updates, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.

In our review bookshelf got 60,641 points, knex got 371,631 points, objection got 34,841 points, orm got 9,489 points and sequelize got 521,355 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.

Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on those packages.

Going into more detail

 

bookshelf
0.13.3
NPM

knex
0.14.6
NPM

objection
1.1.8
NPM

orm
4.0.2
NPM

sequelize
4.37.8
NPM

description A lightweight ORM for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite3 A batteries-included SQL query & schema builder for Postgres, MySQL and SQLite3 and the Browser An SQL-friendly ORM for Node.js NodeJS Object-relational mapping Multi dialect ORM for Node.JS
keywords orm, mysql, postgresql, sqlite, datamapper, active record sql, query, postgresql, mysql, mariadb, sqlite3, oracle, mssql orm, knex, sql, query, query builder, postgresql, mysql, sqlite3 orm, odm, database, mysql, postgres, redshift, sqlite, mongodb mysql, sqlite, postgresql, postgres, mssql, orm, nodejs, object relational mapper
author Bookshelf Tim Griesser Sami Koskimäki Diogo Resende Sascha Depold
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Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 5 years ago (Apr, 2013) 5 years ago (May, 2013) 6 years ago (Jun, 2012) 7 years ago (Mar, 2011) 7 years ago (May, 2011)
modified 2 months ago a month ago 10 days ago 3 months ago 2 days ago
total versions 76 123 101 86 362
version average every 24 days every 15 days every 21 days every a month every 7 days
maintainers 7 8 2 2 7
dependencies 7 18 3 9 17
Daily Downloads 1,149 6,920 384 37 8,592
Weekly Downloads 19,814 143,199 10,821 1,926 203,447
Monthly Downloads 85,254 572,183 49,172 7,066 789,100
open issues 211 381 25 230 327
open pull requests 3 30 1 19 26
stargazers 4,906 6,929 2,701 2,848 14,401
subscribers 110 194 71 113 408
forks 436 942 175 383 2,466
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Points
Overall points

60,641

Points

371,631

Points

34,841

Points

9,489

Points

521,355

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CLI Shortcuts
install npm i -S bookshelf npm i -S knex npm i -S objection npm i -S orm npm i -S sequelize
remove npm r -S bookshelf npm r -S knex npm r -S objection npm r -S orm npm r -S sequelize

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