Prisma VS Mongoose

Compare Prisma vs Mongoose and see what are their differences.


Next-generation ORM for Node.js & TypeScript | PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite & MongoDB (Preview) (by prisma)


MongoDB object modeling designed to work in an asynchronous environment. (by Automattic)
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Prisma Mongoose
117 44
19,906 23,798
10.8% 1.2%
9.9 9.9
6 days ago 2 days ago
TypeScript JavaScript
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Prisma. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-25.
  • Looking for a mentor(Full stack)
    3 projects | | 25 Jan 2022 (ORM)
  • New to PostgreSQL - Best way to use it?
    6 projects | | 25 Jan 2022
    a) How will you do your queries from node. There's two, actually three approaches. First, writing SQL directly in your code (which I think is the one you should take), and in this case you would use node-postgres. The great thing about this is that you can try out some query in DBeaver or in psql (the command line) or some other tool and when it's right, just copy to your node.js code. Or conversely, if a query in your program isn't right, you can debug it in psql / DBeaver with some test inputs. Anyway another approach would be to use an ORM, and for this one I think the most popular in node land is Prisma (but I may be wrong). And then there's a middle ground which is like just writing queries, but instead of using sql syntax, you write it with JS methods and get them converted to SQL using a query builder. A nice query builder would be knexjs, and actually it's the kind of thing I would use myself (but I don't program in node). (Prisma itself has a comparison on those 3 approaches (actually, the whole Prisma documentation is pretty good))
  • Getting started with Adonis, Vue & Inertia
    6 projects | | 22 Jan 2022
    Lucid is AdonisJS Built-In ORM. It's extremely powerful and works much like Laravel's Eloquent ORM. While Lucid is built in, you can optionally use Sequelize or Prisma with AdonisJS as well.
  • Started 2022 by updating portfolio website
    3 projects | | 21 Jan 2022
    Linked with Prisma ORM
  • Debutur
    8 projects | | 13 Jan 2022
  • How to check if e-commerce site built from scratch is completely secure?
    1 project | | 4 Jan 2022
    For a SQL database, PostreSQL has a learning curve to it, but it's one of the best SQL databases out there and definitely something you'll want to learn some day. Prisma has great support for it.
  • Recovering XAMPP developer looking to make a Node CRUD app. What Node database tools are easy to learn?
    8 projects | | 30 Dec 2021
    I work at Prisma and we've built a new kind of ORM for Node.js. Prisma works differently compared to most traditional ORMs since it uses its own schema language to define application models which look like this:
  • What are your best Node tips/tricks/discoveries from 2021?
    8 projects | | 28 Dec 2021
    Prisma... best ORM I've ever used. The TS support for end-to-end (DB+ORM>API>Frontend) typing of data is amazing.
  • Need feedback on APIs.
    2 projects | | 27 Dec 2021
    All questions for clarity aside, I will say that I’m currently working on my second ‘full stack’ project and I never finished my first one. What I’m using right now is Sveltekit with an SQLite database managed by Prisma for an ORM. I have to say it’s marvelous. Absolutely a dream, everything is coming together with very little effort (on the backend anyway, getting too picky with the UI).
  • How do most people interact with a db these days?
    5 projects | | 27 Dec 2021
    Hey there, I work at Prisma and we're building a new and modern ORM that has been fully released for production this year.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Mongoose. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-13.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Prisma and Mongoose you can also consider the following projects:

TypeORM - ORM for TypeScript and JavaScript (ES7, ES6, ES5). Supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, SQLite, MS SQL Server, Oracle, SAP Hana, WebSQL databases. Works in NodeJS, Browser, Ionic, Cordova and Electron platforms.

Knex - A query builder for PostgreSQL, MySQL, CockroachDB, SQL Server, SQLite3 and Oracle, designed to be flexible, portable, and fun to use.

Sequelize - An easy-to-use and promise-based multi SQL dialects ORM tool for Node.js | Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server & DB2

MikroORM - TypeScript ORM for Node.js based on Data Mapper, Unit of Work and Identity Map patterns. Supports MongoDB, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and SQLite databases.

Bookshelf - A simple Node.js ORM for PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite3 built on top of Knex.js

Objection.js - An SQL-friendly ORM for Node.js

lucid - AdonisJS SQL ORM. Supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL, Redshift, SQLite and many more

sveltekit-prisma - A sample repository to show how SvelteKit and Prisma work together.

Mongorito - 🍹 MongoDB ODM for Node.js apps based on Redux