Breeze.js: JavaScript Library For Data Management

Breeze.js is a JavaScript library for data management in rich client applications. It runs natively in every major web browser, and supports client-side querying, caching as well as dynamic object graphs. 

Mode of Operation

Breeze.js relies on a dynamic server-side model, and retains the cached data on the client-side. As such, there is no need to query the server, as it can simply query the cache instead, which is saved locally and offline.

Breeze.js supports rich queries and change tracking, and makes full use of filters, sorting, paging and projections. It also supports several popular frameworks, including AngularJS, Backbone.js and of course, Node.js

Plus, Breeze.js is responsive and executes natively across all devices.


To set up Breeze.js, you just need to download it from GitHub. The standard library is breeze.debug.js that supports third-party libraries. If you need something minified, you can go for breeze.min.js which is 175 KB in size, as opposed to the standard library that is over 600 KB in terms of size.


Breeze.js can save you a lot of development time by actually decreasing the amount of code that you need to write. Therefore, it is especially of use for developers who deal with lots of data in their projects.

The environment setup does require a little bit of time, and if you are new to Breeze.js, understanding the basic structure of a sample app will also take some amount of time. However, since data volumes are increasing in size and becoming more and more complex with each passing day, libraries such as Breeze.js can really prove useful when dealing with high data volumes, so the learning curve is well worth the trouble.

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