Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Editor’s Pick

Prisma selects AG Grid to create a customisable library of data for its users

Prisma, an Open Source ORM (Object Relational Mapping Tool) for Node.js and Typescript, have selected AG Grid to create a functional and easily accessible library of data for its users.

Prisma uses the Community Edition of AG Grid for one of the key elements of the Prisma Data Platform (PDP): the Prisma Data Browser. The AG Grid based Data Browser allows users to edit, manage and easily access huge amounts of data from within their web browser.

AG Grid was selected amongst several other competitors after a thorough trialling process. It was found that competitor table and grid library providers didn’t have the customisable features or out-of-the-box functionality that AG Grid offers.

The Prisma Data Browser is a DataBase viewer, and has to handle a huge amount of data, and rendering everything on screen, at once, would lead to poor performance and excessive memory consumption. AG Grid solves this issue as it has built in row virtualisation, so it only adds rows that are displayed to the DOM, the rest are maintained in memory. For larger data sets AG Grid offers server side row models to pull data as required from server side calls.

Prisma also required a datagrid that they could cosmetically redesign to match their house style, and to create a positive user experience. With AG Grid, Prisma can add their own cell renderers and editors, customise headers, and allow users to choose between a light and dark theme.

AG Grid is also framework agnostic and doesn’t impose any constraints on how data or state is managed. This was a key aspect of consideration for Prisma, as they had invested time in making effective use of MobX as their React state management solution.

Luan van der Westhuizen, Senior Frontend Engineer, for Prisma, said, “We found that a lot of existing table libraries let us build basic features quickly, but most of them were hard or impossible to tweak to our liking. We had very specific kinds of behaviour in mind, and spent a lot of time in CodeSandbox experimenting with different libraries, before finding an out-of-the-box solution like AG Grid that fit all our criteria.”

Emily Morgan, Software Engineer for Prisma added, “Some of the libraries we evaluated gave us the whole table, and all we could do was tweak the styles; others didn’t render anything on the screen, so that left out the hardest parts up to us to implement, and others were just not built for inline editing the way we wanted.”

Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!



PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS WASHINGTON D.C. — The United States is seeking to form a coalition of countries to drive negotiations on a global...


Buildings are seen along EDSA in Quezon City. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN By Diego Gabriel C. Robles  THE WORLD BANK (WB) upgraded...


Heavy traffic is seen on the southbound lane of EDSA in Cubao, Quezon City. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MIGUEL DE GUZMAN THE PHILIPPINE auto industry’s...


REUTERS THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) may deliver a second off-cycle rate hike in early November when the US Federal Reserve is expected...


Vendors arrange their goods at a public market in Manila. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ RUSSEL A. PALMA THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) is planning to...

Editor’s Pick

With the reversal of the 1.25% rise in National Insurance Contributions happening on the 6th of November, employers across the nation have an opportunity...

You May Also Like


BW FILE PHOTO GROSS BORROWINGS by the National Government reached P2.6 trillion as of end-September as it continued to raise funds to respond to...


KARASOLAR.COM TENA, Ecuador — Ecuador’s rainforest Achuar people say their ancestors long dreamed of a “fire canoe” or “electric fish” that would let them...


REUTERS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The country’s foreign exchange buffers slightly increased as of end-October as the value of the central bank’s...


COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Filipinos across different groups all over the archipelago. From frontline workers, parents balancing...

Disclaimer: Respect, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Respect Investment. All Rights Reserved.