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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 0.7.12, orm 3.2.3, sequelize 3.30.4 and waterline 0.11.11.

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 (9,552 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 55,461 points, objection got 9,360 points, orm got 7,854 points, sequelize got 243,958 points and waterline got 53,222 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
0.7.12
NPM

orm
3.2.3
NPM

sequelize
3.30.4
NPM

waterline
0.11.11
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 a month ago a month ago 2 days ago 2 days ago 14 hours ago
total versions 68 60 82 189 131
version average every 22 days every a month every a month every 12 days every 12 days
maintainers 4 2 2 4 4
dependencies 7 4 7 16 9
Daily Downloads 2,885 394 222 15,617 4,316
Weekly Downloads 18,527 2,377 1,247 88,165 16,984
Monthly Downloads 77,036 10,592 5,292 356,102 73,947
open issues 478 34 218 901 56
open pull requests 30 1 20 30 26
stargazers 4,047 1,076 2,411 9,552 3,896
subscribers 101 45 108 311 171
forks 349 57 344 1,808 476
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Points
Overall points

55,461

Points

9,360

Points

7,854

Points

243,958

Points

53,222

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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