Last year I had a large application developed in Laravel that required a MySQL database. When I was migrating to PostgreSQL I discovered PostgREST, which allowed me to completely remove queries from my code.
Don't get me wrong: my Laravel/PHP code was launching dozens of queries to the database and, after migration, none at all.
My tables, my models, my SQL queries, I was able to remove everything from my code. My PHP code has been greatly lightened and simplified.