Compare GORM vs pgx and see what are their differences.


The fantastic ORM library for Golang, aims to be developer friendly (by go-gorm)


PostgreSQL driver and toolkit for Go (by jackc)
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GORM pgx
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35,341 9,414
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8.4 9.2
5 days ago 2 days ago
Go Go
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of GORM. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-18.


Posts with mentions or reviews of pgx. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-06.
  • The DDD Hamburger for Go
    2 projects | dev.to | 6 Jan 2024
    The infrastructure layer contains the concrete implementation of the repository domain interface ActivityRepository in the struct DbActivityRepository. This repository implementation uses the Postgres driver pgx and plain SQL to store the activity in the database. It uses the database transaction from the context, since the transaction was initiated by the application service.
  • Building RESTful API with Hexagonal Architecture in Go
    21 projects | dev.to | 27 Sep 2023
    For building the RESTful Point of Sale service API, I've considered and selected a combination of technologies that would work seamlessly together. For handling HTTP requests and responses, using the Gin HTTP web framework would make sense because I think it seems complete and popular among Go community too. To ensure data integrity and persistence, I'm using PostgreSQL database with pgx as the database driver, the reason I choose PostgreSQL because it is the most popular relational database to use in production and offers efficient Go integration. I'm also implementing caching using Redis with go-redis client library, which provides powerful in-memory data storage capabilities.
  • Working with postgres in GO.
    2 projects | /r/golang | 3 Jul 2023
    If you are willing to commit to working only with Postgres, I highly recommend pgx. Be sure you get the latest version github.com/jackc/pgx/v5. This gives you the full power of interacting with Postgres without going through an intermediate lowest-common-denominator library.
  • How to Use Iris and PostgreSQL for Web Development
    6 projects | dev.to | 2 Jul 2023
    It uses pg package and pgx driver under the hood.
  • Could I get a code review?
    11 projects | /r/golang | 1 Jun 2023
    Starting off, is there any reason you're calling out to the CLI, instead of just using a Postgres driver like pgx? Shelling out to the command line should always be a last resort where possible as a software engineer.
  • Why elixir over Golang
    10 projects | /r/elixir | 29 May 2023
    For maintaining state I use PostgreSQL. Driver: https://github.com/jackc/pgx (I use the pgxpools) Along with Sqlc for generating database models and allowing me to focus on just building queries in DBeaver. https://sqlc.dev/
  • Make psql display settings on login
    1 project | /r/PostgreSQL | 24 May 2023
    An example of what I'm looking for can be found here https://github.com/jackc/pgx/wiki/Getting-started-with-pgx-through-database-sql/c9f798b4d9a500fcf93931df2464af969d68f516
  • Zig now has built-in HTTP server and client in std
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 May 2023
    Except pgx recommends using their native interface, not database/sql, for performance and extra features [0], so it's not that simple in practice.

    [0]: https://github.com/jackc/pgx#choosing-between-the-pgx-and-da...

  • Go Roadmap
    2 projects | /r/golang | 5 May 2023
    pgx is “PostgreSQL driver and toolkit for Go”. Take a look at https://github.com/jackc/pgx
  • sql.DB connection TTLs + aws rds postgresql
    2 projects | /r/golang | 4 May 2023
    the postgres pgx driver supports this usecase: https://github.com/jackc/pgx/issues/676

What are some alternatives?

When comparing GORM and pgx you can also consider the following projects:

ent - An entity framework for Go

sqlx - general purpose extensions to golang's database/sql


pq - Pure Go Postgres driver for database/sql

SQLBoiler - Generate a Go ORM tailored to your database schema.

gomock - GoMock is a mocking framework for the Go programming language.

go-pg - Golang ORM with focus on PostgreSQL features and performance

go-sql-driver/mysql - Go MySQL Driver is a MySQL driver for Go's (golang) database/sql package

beego orm

sqlc - Generate type-safe code from SQL

migrate - Database migrations. CLI and Golang library.