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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 0.13.3, objection 1.1.10, orm 5.0.0, sequelize 4.38.0 and waterline 0.13.4.

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 (14,836 Stars on Github).
bookshelf has fewer open pull requests.
objection has fewer dependencies and fewer open issues.
orm has been out there for longer (since 5 years ago), it also sequelize has more versions, more frequent updates, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.

In our review bookshelf got 42,957 points, objection got 32,348 points, orm got 8,146 points, sequelize got 442,211 points and waterline got 41,436 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
0.13.3
NPM

objection
1.1.10
NPM

orm
5.0.0
NPM

sequelize
4.38.0
NPM

waterline
0.13.4
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, query builder, 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) 6 years ago (Dec, 2012)
modified 3 months ago 23 days ago 10 days ago 3 days ago a month ago
total versions 76 102 87 367 150
version average every 25 days every 22 days every a month every 7 days every 13 days
maintainers 7 2 2 7 4
dependencies 7 3 8 17 10
Daily Downloads 0 0 0 0 0
Weekly Downloads 9,186 8,507 831 124,823 9,182
Monthly Downloads 61,537 46,700 5,477 717,033 60,722
open issues 204 35 233 333 52
open pull requests 3 5 20 27 22
stargazers 4,966 2,786 2,860 14,836 4,632
subscribers 108 68 113 411 181
forks 441 180 384 2,501 521
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Points
Overall points

42,957

Points

32,348

Points

8,146

Points

442,211

Points

41,436

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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