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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 0.10.4, objection 0.8.9, orm 4.0.0, sequelize 4.8.4 and waterline 0.11.11.

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 (11,253 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 54,182 points, objection got 15,842 points, orm got 8,051 points, sequelize got 380,301 points and waterline got 56,478 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
0.10.4
NPM

objection
0.8.9
NPM

orm
4.0.0
NPM

sequelize
4.8.4
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 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 Bookshelf 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) 7 years ago (Mar, 2011) 6 years ago (May, 2011) 5 years ago (Dec, 2012)
modified 13 days ago 5 days ago a day ago 5 days ago 13 days ago
total versions 69 72 84 220 137
version average every 23 days every a month every a month every 11 days every 13 days
maintainers 4 2 2 7 4
dependencies 7 3 9 17 9
Daily Downloads 3,233 988 493 21,501 3,080
Weekly Downloads 17,130 4,672 1,387 132,543 18,141
Monthly Downloads 74,810 19,782 4,759 573,656 79,864
open issues 272 22 223 319 62
open pull requests 30 1 19 30 30
stargazers 4,358 1,427 2,635 11,253 4,177
subscribers 104 50 116 338 175
forks 388 84 360 2,060 498
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Points
Overall points

54,182

Points

15,842

Points

8,051

Points

380,301

Points

56,478

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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