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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 0.8.4, orm 3.2.3, sequelize 4.2.0 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. 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 (10,255 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, a bigger community of maintainers, 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 57,113 points, objection got 13,831 points, orm got 7,831 points, sequelize got 304,902 points and waterline got 51,423 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
0.8.4
NPM

orm
3.2.3
NPM

sequelize
4.2.0
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 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) 5 years ago (Dec, 2012)
modified 21 days ago a day ago 8 days ago a day ago a month ago
total versions 68 67 82 192 133
version average every 22 days every a month every a month every 12 days every 12 days
maintainers 4 2 2 5 4
dependencies 7 3 7 18 9
Daily Downloads 3,100 1,169 158 20,100 3,010
Weekly Downloads 17,068 3,881 1,152 106,266 16,370
Monthly Downloads 81,227 16,780 5,166 453,520 71,996
open issues 502 22 221 953 63
open pull requests 30 2 19 30 28
stargazers 4,198 1,263 2,522 10,255 4,015
subscribers 108 48 110 329 170
forks 369 70 351 1,915 485
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Points
Overall points

57,113

Points

13,831

Points

7,831

Points

304,902

Points

51,423

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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