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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 0.15.2, objection 1.4.0, orm 5.0.2 and sequelize 4.41.2.

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 (16,550 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 6 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 54,259 points, knex got 331,866 points, objection got 43,325 points, orm got 7,551 points and sequelize got 517,878 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
0.15.2
NPM

objection
1.4.0
NPM

orm
5.0.2
NPM

sequelize
4.41.2
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, 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 6 years ago (Apr, 2013) 6 years ago (May, 2013) 6 years ago (Jun, 2012) 8 years ago (Mar, 2011) 8 years ago (May, 2011)
modified 8 months ago 2 months ago a month ago 5 months ago 7 days ago
total versions 76 129 111 89 380
version average every a month every 16 days every 21 days every a month every 7 days
maintainers 7 8 2 2 7
dependencies 7 16 3 8 17
Daily Downloads 1,661 8,976 681 73 16,975
Weekly Downloads 20,814 144,844 16,948 1,065 219,315
Monthly Downloads 70,281 486,010 58,441 3,798 752,901
open issues 219 345 44 233 340
open pull requests 8 30 3 20 29
stargazers 5,234 8,216 3,220 2,930 16,550
subscribers 105 211 74 117 451
forks 462 1,079 241 391 2,681
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Overall points

54,259

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331,866

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43,325

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7,551

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517,878

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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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