CockroachDB Glossary

ORM (Object-Relational Mapper)

What is an ORM (Object-Relational Mapper)?

An ORM is a software intermediary between the application and the database. It allows developers to speak to a SQL database using a language other than SQL. Some developers may not be experienced with SQL, or simply prefer to write in languages like Python, C++, Javascript etc. When writing the parts of their application that communicate with a database, they can use an ORM as a go-between, to translate their code into SQL and send it to the database to make requests.

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