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Sequelize vs Entity Framework: What are the differences?
What is Sequelize? Easy-to-use multi sql dialect ORM for Node.js & io.js. Sequelize is a promise-based ORM for Node.js and io.js. It supports the dialects PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite and MSSQL and features solid transaction support, relations, read replication and more.
What is Entity Framework? An object-relational mapper that enables .NET developers to work with relational data. It is an object-relational mapper that enables .NET developers to work with relational data using domain-specific objects. It eliminates the need for most of the data-access code that developers usually need to write.
Sequelize and Entity Framework can be categorized as "Object Relational Mapper (ORM)" tools.
Sequelize and Entity Framework are both open source tools. Sequelize with 19.8K GitHub stars and 3.08K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Entity Framework with 1.02K GitHub stars and 445 GitHub forks.
WebbyLab, Hostr, and Decision6 are some of the popular companies that use Sequelize, whereas Entity Framework is used by AspNet Zero, Millennium Health, and Pinnacle Sports. Sequelize has a broader approval, being mentioned in 53 company stacks & 182 developers stacks; compared to Entity Framework, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 33 developer stacks.
Pros of Entity Framework
- Object Oriented3
- Strongly Object-Oriented3
- Multiple approach (Model/Database/Code) first2
- Code first approach2
- Model first approach1
- Auto generated code1
- Strongly typed entities1
- Database first0
Pros of Sequelize
- Good ORM for node.js40
- Easy setup30
- Support MySQL & MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Sqlite19
- Open source14
- Promise Based11
- Recommend for mongoose users4
- Atrocious documentation, buggy, issues closed by bots3
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Cons of Entity Framework
Cons of Sequelize
- Docs are awful30
- Relations can be confusing9