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Comparing bookshelf vs. objection vs. orm vs. sequelize vs. waterline

How are they different?

Here we compare between bookshelf, objection, orm, sequelize and waterline. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of those packages. The current versions are bookshelf 0.13.3, objection 1.2.6, orm 5.0.2, sequelize 4.38.1 and waterline 0.13.5.

bookshelf, A lightweight ORM for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite3. It was authored by Bookshelf on Apr, 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.
waterline, An ORM for Node.js and the Sails framework. It was authored on Dec, 2012.

When comparing those packages you notice that sequelize is the more popular package today (15,908 Stars on Github).
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 62,828 points, objection got 38,564 points, orm got 8,971 points, sequelize got 532,756 points and waterline got 56,595 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

objection
1.2.6
NPM

orm
5.0.2
NPM

sequelize
4.38.1
NPM

waterline
0.13.5
NPM

description A lightweight ORM for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite3 An SQL-friendly ORM for Node.js NodeJS Object-relational mapping Multi dialect ORM for Node.JS An ORM for Node.js and the Sails framework
keywords orm, mysql, postgresql, sqlite, datamapper, active record 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 mvc, orm, mysql, postgresql, redis, mongodb, active-record, waterline, sails, sails.js
author Bookshelf Sami Koskimäki Diogo Resende Sascha Depold N/A
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Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 5 years ago (Apr, 2013) 6 years ago (Jun, 2012) 8 years ago (Mar, 2011) 7 years ago (May, 2011) 6 years ago (Dec, 2012)
modified 6 months ago 22 days ago 3 months ago 7 days ago 2 months ago
total versions 76 109 89 372 153
version average every a month every 21 days every a month every 7 days every 14 days
maintainers 7 2 2 7 4
dependencies 7 3 8 17 10
Daily Downloads 0 0 0 0 0
Weekly Downloads 15,522 9,868 1,283 171,705 13,663
Monthly Downloads 94,547 57,114 6,569 848,763 86,295
open issues 212 33 232 352 60
open pull requests 7 1 20 25 23
stargazers 5,147 3,037 2,897 15,908 4,745
subscribers 106 73 116 437 178
forks 460 218 387 2,617 528
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Points
Overall points

62,828

Points

38,564

Points

8,971

Points

532,756

Points

56,595

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

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