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Hasura vs Prisma: What are the differences?

Developers describe Hasura as "An open source GraphQL engine that deploys instant, realtime GraphQL APIs on any Postgres database". An open source GraphQL engine that deploys instant, realtime GraphQL APIs on any Postgres database. On the other hand, Prisma is detailed as "Prisma makes working with databases easy". Prisma is a powerful database tool used for data access, migrations and visual data management. It replaces traditional ORMs and removes friction from complicated database workflows.

Hasura can be classified as a tool in the "Platform as a Service" category, while Prisma is grouped under "Query Languages".

Some of the features offered by Hasura are:

  • Stack-agnostic
  • Cloud-agnostic
  • Git push to deploy

On the other hand, Prisma provides the following key features:

  • Simplified & type-safe database access
  • Declarative migrations & data modeling
  • Powerful & visual data management

Prisma is an open source tool with 14.9K GitHub stars and 873 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Prisma's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Prisma has a broader approval, being mentioned in 14 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Hasura, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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Pros of Hasura
Pros of Prisma
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    Easy GraphQL subscriptions
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    Easy setup of relationships and permissions
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    Automatically generates your GraphQL schema
  • 15
    Minimal learning curve
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    No back-end code required
  • 13
    Works with new and existing databases
  • 12
    Instant production ready GraphQL
  • 11
    Great UX
  • 4
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    Low usage of resources
  • 11
    Type-safe database access
  • 10
    Open Source
  • 8
    Auto-generated query builder
  • 6
    Supports multible database systems
  • 6
    Increases confidence during development
  • 4
    Built specifically for Postgres and TypeScript
  • 4
    Productive application development
  • 2
    Supports multible RDBMSs
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    Robust migrations system

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Cons of Hasura
Cons of Prisma
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    Cumbersome validations
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    Doesn't support downward/back migrations
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    Doesn't support JSONB
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    Do not support JSONB
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    Mutation of JSON is really confusing
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    Do not support JSONB
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