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

Prisma Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Prisma

  • TypeORM

    27 Prisma VS TypeORM

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

  • Next.js

    34 Prisma VS Next.js

    The React Framework

  • Onboard AI

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  • Sequelize

    21 Prisma VS Sequelize

    Feature-rich ORM for modern Node.js and TypeScript, it supports PostgreSQL (with JSON and JSONB support), MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite, MS SQL Server, Snowflake, Oracle DB (v6), DB2 and DB2 for IBM i.

  • TypeScript

    23 Prisma VS TypeScript

    TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output.

  • supabase

    21 Prisma VS supabase

    The open source Firebase alternative.

  • Knex

    11 Prisma VS Knex

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

  • Tailwind CSS

    A utility-first CSS framework for rapid UI development.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • prisma-examples

    🚀 Ready-to-run Prisma example projects

  • MikroORM

    11 Prisma VS 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.

  • drizzle-orm

    13 Prisma VS drizzle-orm

    Headless TypeScript ORM with a head. Runs on Node, Bun and Deno. Lives on the Edge and yes, it's a JavaScript ORM too 😅

  • zod

    15 Prisma VS zod

    TypeScript-first schema validation with static type inference

  • redwood

    14 Prisma VS redwood

    The App Framework for Startups

  • slonik

    13 Prisma VS slonik

    A Node.js PostgreSQL client with runtime and build time type safety, and composable SQL.

  • vercel

    12 Prisma VS vercel

    Develop. Preview. Ship.

  • Express

    11 Prisma VS Express

    Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for node.

  • prisma1

    11 Prisma VS prisma1

    💾 Database Tools incl. ORM, Migrations and Admin UI (Postgres, MySQL & MongoDB) [deprecated]

  • amplication

    11 Prisma VS amplication

    🔥🔥🔥 Open-source backend development platform. Build production-ready services without wasting time on repetitive coding.

  • Nest

    10 Prisma VS Nest

    A progressive Node.js framework for building efficient, scalable, and enterprise-grade server-side applications with TypeScript/JavaScript 🚀

  • zenstack

    10 Prisma VS zenstack

    Build scalable web apps with minimum code by defining authorization and validation rules inside the data schema, closer to the database

  • PostgreSQL

    Mirror of the official PostgreSQL GIT repository. Note that this is just a *mirror* - we don't work with pull requests on github. To contribute, please see

  • InfluxDB

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better Prisma alternative or higher similarity.

Prisma reviews and mentions

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 2024-02-21.
  • Taming cross-service database transactions in NestJS with AsyncLocalStorage
    2 projects | | 21 Feb 2024
    There have been multiple feature requests to add native support for AsyncLocalStorage to Prisma, but they haven't been met with much enthusiasm from the maintainers. Some people solved it by extending and overriding the client (which is arguably prone to breaking with updates).
  • How to Build & Deploy Scalable Microservices with NodeJS, TypeScript and Docker || A Comprehesive Guide
    13 projects | | 25 Jan 2024
    Our products microservice is also straight forward just like how the auth has been. As previously plotted, we will be using different technologies on each service and we are using PostgreSQL as a database and prisma orm(Object Relational Mapper) for querying our DB. ORMs are used to translate between the data representations used by databases and those used in object-oriented programming, and in this service, we will be using one of the most common ones in the nodejs ecosystem, Prisma. It is the only fully type-safe ORM in the TypeScript ecosystem. The generated Prisma Client ensures typed query results even for partial queries and relations.
  • Iotawise: An Open-Source Habit Tracking App
    8 projects | | 10 Jan 2024
    Prisma: An ORM for seamless database interactions.
  • 2024 Web Development Wish List
    7 projects | | 10 Jan 2024
    Web Sockets / Real Time built in. Again, 409 up votes on Github, and they offer 3rd party support. Version 1 had this. Edge Functions DO support web sockets. Let's get this done!
  • What will happen to the full-stack framework in the future?
    4 projects | | 21 Dec 2023
    Even now, fewer full-stack developers are willing to directly talk with databases through the complexities of SQL queries and database schema management, let alone the ones that come from the front-end world. Therefore ORM has already been the standard kit for the existing framework. For instance, all three frameworks mentioned above have adopted Prisma ORM.
  • Tackling Polymorphism in Prisma
    3 projects | | 21 Dec 2023
    Support for a Union type #2505
  • Any Python ORMs worthy of production?
    3 projects | | 18 Dec 2023
    I’m hoping for something battle-tested that supports async/await and migrations. If your answer is some variation of “real programmers don’t use ORMs”... fair enough, I suppose. But here are the options as I see them:

    - Django: very mature ORM, migration support is great. But it doesn’t support async/await (, and these days FastAPI seems like a better option. FastAPI just needs an ORM, so =>

    - SQLModel: from @tiangolo who created FastAPI, clean and good Pydantic support, so this would be my default option, but even though it seems to support async/await the doc page is blank (, and for migrations you resort to the underlying =>

    - SQLAlchemy: seems by far the largest/best supported, has async/await, has migrations through Alembic (it seems not as fully-featured as Django’s?), but trying to use it has felt very kludgy/painful/verbose.

    - Tortoise: the README claims to fulfill my dreams, but I haven’t met anyone yet using it in prod? Anyone have experience they can share?

    - Any others I missed?

    Meanwhile in the JS/TS ecosystem, Prisma just added preview support for JOINs 2 weeks ago ( !?!) and yet it seems ubiquitous (though I hear everyone’s moving to Drizzle).

    Advice greatly appreciated

  • How to Do Authorization - A Decision Framework: Part 1
    7 projects | | 14 Dec 2023
    ZenStack takes a unique approach and solves the problem at a slightly higher level: the ORM. It is implemented above Prisma ORM and supports a wide variety of databases. It extends Prisma to allow modeling access policies inside the data schema and enforces them at runtime by injecting into Prisma queries.
  • Drizzle is just as unready for prime-time as Prisma, what else is there?
    12 projects | /r/reactjs | 6 Dec 2023
    Worth to look at new preview features in prisma 5.7 (relationJoins & distinct):
  • Type-safe Data Access in Go using Prisma and sqlc
    3 projects | | 5 Dec 2023
    I chose another avenue. Enter Prisma.
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The primary programming language of Prisma is TypeScript.

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