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

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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 0.12.1, objection 0.9.4, orm 4.0.2, sequelize 4.31.2 and waterline 0.13.1-9.

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 (12,722 Stars on Github).
objection has less dependencies, less open issues and less open pull requests.
orm has been out there for longer (since 5 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 45,971 points, objection got 20,604 points, orm got 8,313 points, sequelize got 511,498 points and waterline got 54,181 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.

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bookshelf
0.12.1
NPM

objection
0.9.4
NPM

orm
4.0.2
NPM

sequelize
4.31.2
NPM

waterline
0.13.1-9
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 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 5 years ago (Apr, 2013) 6 years ago (Jun, 2012) 7 years ago (Mar, 2011) 7 years ago (May, 2011) 5 years ago (Dec, 2012)
modified 8 days ago 3 days ago a day ago 2 days ago 12 days ago
total versions 73 79 86 318 145
version average every 24 days every a month every a month every 8 days every 13 days
maintainers 7 2 2 7 4
dependencies 7 3 9 17 10
Daily Downloads 2,443 1,145 347 24,821 2,930
Weekly Downloads 16,487 7,933 1,515 235,378 19,650
Monthly Downloads 58,596 25,184 5,022 725,494 73,410
open issues 253 19 228 305 50
open pull requests 27 3 19 26 21
stargazers 4,621 1,706 2,746 12,722 4,371
subscribers 108 49 112 376 181
forks 414 123 383 2,263 509
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Points
Overall points

45,971

Points

20,604

Points

8,313

Points

511,498

Points

54,181

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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