Prisma, an open source object-relational mapping (ORM) toolset for Node.js and TypeScript, is now available as a production release. Intended to address the bottleneck of working with relational databases, Prisma supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and SQL Server (in preview), with a connector for MongoDB in the works.
Unveiling the platform on April 21 after two years of development, Prisma, the company behind the technology, described working with databases as one of the most challenging areas of application development. Data modeling, schema migrations, and writing database queries are common tasks for developers. The company contends that the Node.js ecosystem does not provide tools to deal with these tasks; Prism is intended to help fill this niche.