An intuitive Data Mapper ORM for PHP and Laravel

v5.5.19 2017-12-05 15:03 UTC


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Analogue is a flexible, easy-to-use Data Mapper ORM for PHP. It provides a quick and intuitive way to query and persist custom domain objects into a SQL Database.

The project started as a fork from Eloquent by Taylor Otwell, and evolved into a fully featured Data Mapper, that sits on top of the very robust Laravel Database component. That said, Analogue is able to peacefuly coexists with its cousin in a same application (only limitation is you cannot have relationships between the two, which is a common moraly accepted behaviour in the same family...)

Analogue can be used as a standalone package, or can be transparently integrated into Laravel or Lumen via a dedicated ServiceProvider. A Silex service provider is also available.

If you're already familiar with Eloquent, a lot of the syntax is similar, so you should be up and running in no time. In fact, you may probably gain time as Analogue leverage some heavy DB tasks as synchronizing complex relationships, letting you think in term of objects and collections instead.

$files = $filesystem->files('/path/to/gallery');

$gallery = new Gallery('Trip to India');

foreach ($files as $file) {
    $photo = new Photo($file);


If you intend to build applications following the DDD approach, Analogue can be a great asset for you.

Check the Documentation for more details.


  • Framework agnostic
  • Lazy loading
  • Eager Loading
  • Timestamps
  • Soft Deletes
  • Value Objects
  • Polymorphic Relationships
  • Dynamic Relationships
  • Cast entities to Array / Json
  • Flexible event system
  • Native multiple database connections support
  • Extendable via Plugins


composer require analogue/orm

See Configuration for more information.


Version 5.5

  • Laravel 5.5 support
  • Pushed miminum requirements to PHP7
  • Complete support of Plain PHP objects via reflection based hydration/dehydration
  • Improved Lazy-loading proxies.
  • New, more flexible Value Object implementation, that can now be defined as embedsOne(), embedsMany() relationships
  • Embedded value object can now be stored as a mysql JSON field
  • Analogue entities can now be instantiated using laravel's IoC Container or any PSR-11 compatible container.
  • Added MongoDB driver.
  • Package auto discovery (L5.5)

Version 5.4

  • Illuminate 5.4 Compatibility.
  • Add Abillity to map DB columns that name are not equals to the name of the attribute.

Version 5.3

  • Illuminate 5.3 Compatibility.
  • Now fully support Single Table Inheritance.

Version 5.1

  • Illuminate 5.1 + 5.2 Compatibility.

Version 5.0

  • Analogue version now mirrors illuminate version.

Version 2.1.3

  • Mutator feature in base Entity class.
  • Ability to add entities to a proxy collection without lazyloading it.

Version 2.1

  • Package is now framework agnostic.
  • Now support any plain object that implements Mappable interface.
  • Introducing a MappableTrait for quick implementation.
  • Queries can now be run directly on the mapper Object.
  • Store/Delete methods now accept a array and collections as argument.
  • EntityMap are now autodected when in the same namespace as the entity.
  • Base Entity class Supports hidden attributes.
  • Many workflow related improvements.

Version 2.0

  • Laravel 5 Support.


Check the wiki for full documentation.


This package is licensed under the MIT License.