nukak is the smartest ORM for TypeScript, it is designed to be fast, safe, and easy to integrate into any application. It draws inspiration from TypeORM and Mongo driver.

nukak can run in Node.js, Browser, Cordova, PhoneGap, Ionic, React Native, NativeScript, Expo, and Electron platforms.

nukak has a consistent API for distinct databases, including PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, and MongoDB.


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  • Type-safe and Context-aware queries: squeeze the strength of TypeScript so it auto-completes, validates, and infers the appropriate operators on any level of the queries, including the relations and their fields.
  • Serializable queries: its syntax is 100% valid JSON allowing the queries to be transported across platforms with ease.
  • Unified API across Databases: same query is transparently transformed according to the configured database.
  • Combines the best elements of OOP (Object Oriented Programming) and FP (Functional Programming).
  • Declarative and imperative transactions for flexibility, and connection pooling for scalability.
  • Transparent support for inheritance between entities for reusability and consistency.
  • Modern Pure ESM packages. ESM is natively supported by Node.js 12 and later.
  • High performance: the generated queries are fast, safe, and human-readable.
  • Supports the Data Mapper pattern for maintainability.
  • soft-delete, virtual fields, repositories.



  1. Install the core package:

    npm install nukak --save
  2. Install one of the specific adapters for your database:

DatabaseDriverNukak Adapter
SQLitesqlite sqlite3nukak-sqlite

For example, for Postgres:

npm install pg nukak-postgres --save
  1. Additionally, your tsconfig.json may need the following flags:

    "target": "es2020", "experimentalDecorators": true, "emitDecoratorMetadata": true



Define the entities

Take any dump class (aka DTO) and annotate it with the decorators from nukak/entity.

import { v4 as uuidv4 } from 'uuid'; import { Entity, Id, Field } from 'nukak/entity'; /** * any class can be annotated with this decorator to make it works as * an entity. */ @Entity() export class User { /** * an entity should specify an ID Field, its name and type are automatically detected. * the `onInsert` property can be used to specify a custom mechanism for * auto-generating the primary-key's value when inserting. */ @Id({ onInsert: uuidv4 }) id?: string; /** * the properties of the class can be annotated with this decorator so they * are interpreted as a column, its name and type are automatically detected. */ @Field() name?: string; @Field() email?: string; @Field() password?: string; }


Set up a default querier-pool

A default querier-pool can be set in any of the bootstrap files of your app (e.g. in the server.ts).

import { setQuerierPool } from 'nukak'; import { PgQuerierPool } from 'nukak-postgres'; export const querierPool = new PgQuerierPool( { host: 'localhost', user: 'theUser', password: 'thePassword', database: 'theDatabase', }, // optionally, a logger can be passed to log the generated SQL queries { logger: console.log } ); // the default querier pool that `nukak` will use setQuerierPool(querierPool);


Manipulate the data

import { getQuerier } from 'nukak'; import { User } from './shared/models/index.js'; async function findFirstUsers(limit = 100) { const querier = await getQuerier(); const users = await querier.findMany( User, { $sort: { createdAt: 1 }, $limit: limit, }, ['id', 'name', 'email'] ); await querier.release(); return users; } async function createUser(body: User) { const querier = await getQuerier(); const id = await querier.insertOne(User, body); await querier.release(); return id; }