Massive's goal is to help you get data from your database. This is not an ORM, it's a bit more than a query tool - our goal is to do just enough, then get out of your way. I'm a huge fan of Postgres and the inspired, creative way you can use it's modern SQL functionality to work with your data. ORMs abstract this away, and it's silly. Postgres is an amazing database with a rich ability to act as a document storage engine (using jsonb) as well as a cracking relational engine. Massive embraces SQL completely, and helps you out when you don't feel like writing another mundane select * from statement.