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Next-generation React database

Build powerful React and React Native apps that scale from hundreds to tens of thousands of records and remain fast

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WatermelonDB ⚡️ Launch your app instantly no matter how much data you have ? Highly scalable from hundreds to tens of thousands of records ? Lazy loaded everything. Only load data you need ✨ Reactive API with RxJS ? Supports iOS, Android, and the web ⚛️ Made for React. Easily plug data into components ⏱ Fast. Async. Multi-threaded. Highly cached. ? Relational. Built on rock-solid SQLite foundation ⚠️ Statically typed with Flow ? Offline-first. (Plug in your own sync engine)

Why Watermelon?

WatermelonDB is a new way of dealing with user data in React Native and React web apps.

It's optimized for building complex applications in React / React Native, and the number one goal is real-world performance. In simple words, your app must launch fast.

If you have a simple app, keep using Redux or MobX with a persistence adapter. But if you start scaling to thousands or tens of thousands of database records, you'll notice a big impact on how fast the app launches, especially on slower Android devices. Loading a full database into JavaScript is expensive!

Watermelon fixes it by being lazy. Nothing is loaded unless requested. And because all querying is performed directly on the rock-solid SQLite database on a separate thread, most queries resolve in less than 1ms, even with 10,000 records, even on slower Android devices!


Quick (over-simplified) example: an app with posts and comments.

First, you define Models:

class Post extends Model {
  @field('name') name
  @field('body') body
  @children('comments') comments

class Comment extends Model {
  @field('body') body
  @field('author') author

Then, you connect components to the data:

const Comment = ({ comment }) => (
  <View style={styles.commentBox}>
    <Text>{comment.body} — by {comment.author}</Text>

// This is how you make your app reactive! ✨
const enhance = withObservables(['comment'], ({ comment }) => ({
  comment: comment.observe()
const EnhancedComment = enhance(Comment)

And now you can render the whole Post:

const Post = ({ post, comments }) => (
    {comments.map(comment =>
      <Comment key={comment.id} comment={comment} />

const enhance = withObservables(['post'], ({ post }) => ({
  post: post.observe(),
  comments: post.comments.observe()

The result is fully reactive! Whenever a post or comment is added, changed, or removed, the right components will automatically re-render on screen. Doesn't matter if a change occured in a totally different part of the app, it all just works out of the box!

➡️Learn more: see full documentation


If you have comments, complaints, or ideas for improvements, feel free to open an issue or a pull request! If you make an app using WatermelonDB, please contact us!

Author and license

WatermelonDB was created by @Nozbe. Main author and maintainer is Radek Pietruszewski.

Contributors: @mobily, @kokusGr, @rozPierog, @rkrajewski, @domeknn, @Tereszkiewicz.

WatermelonDB is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

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