Flyway vs Knex.js: What are the differences?
What is Flyway? Database Migrations Made Easy. Easy to setup, simple to master. Flyway lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. Flyway migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore.
What is Knex.js? SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle. Knex.js is a "batteries included" SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle designed to be flexible, portable, and fun to use. It features both traditional node style callbacks as well as a promise interface for cleaner async flow control, a stream interface, full featured query and schema builders, transaction support (with savepoints), connection pooling and standardized responses between different query clients and dialects.
Flyway and Knex.js can be categorized as "Database" tools.
"Superb tool, easy to configure and use" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Flyway, while over 3 developers mention "Write once and then connect to almost any sql engine" as the leading cause for choosing Knex.js.
Flyway and Knex.js are both open source tools. It seems that Knex.js with 9.79K GitHub stars and 1.22K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Flyway with 4.16K GitHub stars and 904 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Flyway has a broader approval, being mentioned in 14 company stacks & 19 developers stacks; compared to Knex.js, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.