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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 0.11.1, objection 0.9.1, orm 4.0.1, sequelize 4.22.8 and waterline 0.13.1-8.

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 (12,034 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, 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 53,870 points, objection got 18,420 points, orm got 8,414 points, sequelize got 460,719 points and waterline got 72,093 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
0.11.1
NPM

objection
0.9.1
NPM

orm
4.0.1
NPM

sequelize
4.22.8
NPM

waterline
0.13.1-8
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) 5 years ago (Jun, 2012) 7 years ago (Mar, 2011) 7 years ago (May, 2011) 5 years ago (Dec, 2012)
modified 3 days ago a day ago 9 days ago 6 hours ago 6 days ago
total versions 71 74 85 278 144
version average every 24 days every a month every a month every 9 days every 13 days
maintainers 5 2 2 7 4
dependencies 7 3 9 17 10
Daily Downloads 917 706 57 8,122 1,796
Weekly Downloads 19,833 6,462 1,211 145,554 25,901
Monthly Downloads 73,264 23,054 5,954 732,445 104,331
open issues 281 20 229 328 47
open pull requests 30 2 19 26 20
stargazers 4,491 1,582 2,693 12,034 4,275
subscribers 112 50 113 366 182
forks 405 107 372 2,168 502
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Points
Overall points

53,870

Points

18,420

Points

8,414

Points

460,719

Points

72,093

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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