Native NDB (MySQL Cluster) Service Provider for Database Jones

mysql, cluster, mysql cluster, ndb, mapping
npm install jones-ndb@1.0.9


Database Jones


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This package provides a fast, easy, and safe framework for building database applications in Node.js.

Here is an example using Database Jones to store a single object (a JSON literal) into an existing MySQL table:

var jones = require("database-jones");

var connectionProperties = new jones.ConnectionProperties("mysql");

  function(session) {
    var user = { id: 1, name: "Database Jones"};
    return session.persist("user", user);
  then(function() { console.log("Complete"); }, console.trace).

Key features include:

  • Simple API for create, read, update, delete
  • Bulk operations for high performance
  • Support for ACID transactions, both explicit and implicit
  • Flexible mapping from JavaScript objects to relational tables
  • A fluent Query language using domain model tokens
  • Default mapping of a relational table to a simple object
  • Projection of several related tables to a complex object structure
  • Asynchronous API using well-known node.js callback patterns
  • Promises/A+, allowing easier management of callbacks
  • Connection pooling, allowing in-process scale up

Quick Install

The whole project can be used directly from a github clone if core.symlinks is set to true.

git config --global --add core.symlinks true
git clone

To use the mysql adapter, you will also need node-mysql.

To use the ndb adapter, you need MySQL Cluster, and you must use node-gyp to build the C++ source code under jones-ndb.

Sample applications

Git Branches

The C++ code under jones-ndb code is specific to particular versions of node.js. Currently the master branch runs under Node.js 0.12. The nodejs-0.10 branch runs with Node.js 0.10.

More information

See the complete file under database-jones

Directory Structure

  • database-jones

    Lightweight object mapping layer for SQL and NoSQL databases.

  • jones-mysql

    Jones adapter for MySQL. Licensed GPL v2. Requires node-mysql.

  • jones-ndb

    Native Jones adapter for MySQL Cluster. Licensed GPL v2. Uses the low-level NDBAPI for data operations, but requires jones-mysql for certain metadata operations such as creating tables.

  • jones-test

    A high-performance stand-alone test harness. Jones-test is able to manage concurrent and serial tests, run hundreds of tests per second, and run combined test suites from several projects (for instance, running both the common database-jones tests and the jones-mysql specific tests all from a single test driver).

  • jones-promises

    An implementation of Promises/A+ used by database-jones.

  • unified_debug

    A printf-style debug library providing a single diagnostic environment for both C and JavaScript.

  • perftest

    Contains jscrund, a simple benchmarking tool for Jones.

  • loader

    A data loader implemented as a Jones application

  • samples

    Sample code using Jones

  • shell

    A database command shell based on Jones