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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 1.2.6, orm 5.0.2 and sequelize 4.38.1.

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 (15,912 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 weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.

In our review bookshelf got 62,827 points, knex got 367,058 points, objection got 38,564 points, orm got 8,971 points and sequelize got 532,759 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
1.2.6
NPM

orm
5.0.2
NPM

sequelize
4.38.1
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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licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 5 years ago (Apr, 2013) 5 years ago (May, 2013) 6 years ago (Jun, 2012) 8 years ago (Mar, 2011) 7 years ago (May, 2011)
modified 6 months ago 13 hours ago 22 days ago 3 months ago 7 days ago
total versions 76 127 109 89 372
version average every a month every 15 days every 21 days every a month every 7 days
maintainers 7 8 2 2 7
dependencies 7 16 3 8 17
Daily Downloads 0 0 0 0 0
Weekly Downloads 15,522 106,586 9,868 1,283 171,705
Monthly Downloads 94,547 604,585 57,114 6,569 848,763
open issues 212 370 33 232 354
open pull requests 7 30 1 20 27
stargazers 5,146 7,804 3,037 2,897 15,912
subscribers 106 203 73 116 436
forks 460 1,030 218 387 2,617
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Overall points

62,827

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367,058

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38,564

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8,971

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532,759

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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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