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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 0.10.3, objection 0.6.2, orm 3.2.3, sequelize 3.30.2 and waterline 0.11.9.

bookshelf, A lightweight ORM for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite3. It was authored by Tim Griesser 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/io.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 (8,912 Stars on Github).
objection has less dependencies, less open issues and less open pull requests.
orm has been out there for longer (since 4 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 51,941 points, objection got 8,712 points, orm got 7,615 points, sequelize got 202,266 points and waterline got 58,138 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
0.10.3
NPM

objection
0.6.2
NPM

orm
3.2.3
NPM

sequelize
3.30.2
NPM

waterline
0.11.9
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/io.js An ORM for Node.js and the Sails framework.
keywords orm, mysql, postgresql, sqlite, datamapper, active record orm, knex, sql, query, 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 Tim Griesser Sami Koskimäki Diogo Resende Sascha Depold N/A
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Comparison
licenses MIT MIT MIT MIT MIT
created 4 years ago (Apr, 2013) 5 years ago (Jun, 2012) 6 years ago (Mar, 2011) 6 years ago (May, 2011) 4 years ago (Dec, 2012)
modified 8 days ago 25 days ago a month ago 6 days ago 4 days ago
total versions 68 47 82 187 124
version average every 21 days every a month every a month every 11 days every 12 days
maintainers 4 2 2 4 4
dependencies 7 4 7 16 9
Daily Downloads 1,803 254 196 4,262 1,369
Weekly Downloads 18,200 2,574 1,439 71,702 20,284
Monthly Downloads 71,669 9,604 4,868 302,027 83,868
open issues 453 45 214 833 47
open pull requests 30 8 19 30 21
stargazers 3,925 978 2,310 8,912 3,716
subscribers 102 37 104 292 168
forks 338 46 339 1,731 473
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Points
Overall points

51,941

Points

8,712

Points

7,615

Points

202,266

Points

58,138

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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