ParamQuery grid is open source jQuery grid plugin for displaying and manipulating tabular data in rich Ajax applications.
Inspired by MS Excel and Google spreadsheet, it leaves no stone unturned when it comes to performance. It surpasses the benchmarks hitherto set by well known commercial and open source grids for gracefully handling largest number of records.
Bestowed with frugal memory architecture and virtual rendering, it delivers similar performance irrespective of whether it's 10 or 1 million records.
It blends very well with other jQueryUI controls and is based upon jQueryUI Widget factory which makes for very good design pattern for UI controls with consistent API.
Able to create beautiful and prettier grids and enriched with wide range and variety of features, it's equally suitable for displaying basic HTML tables and for advanced use w.r.t. the features enlisted below.
Local and remote (Ajax) sorting
Local and remote (Ajax) paging
Multiple row and cell selections with full customization
Hiding / Showing columns
Resizable columns and grid
Grouping of columns
Freeze any number of Columns like Excel
Freeze any number of Rows
Summary of Rows
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Search / Filter
Internationalization and Localization
Display any data format like HTML, Array, XML, JSON, etc sourced locally or remotely (Ajax)
Virtual & Infinite Scrolling (Demo with 1 million records)
Inline Editing of cells
Custom cell rendering & editing
Theme Roller ready with 24 ready to use themes
Full keyboard navigation
Can be used with any server side framework e.g. ASP.NET, MVC3, JSP, JSF, PHP, etc
Consistent look and functionality across all major browsers IE(6+), Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc
ParamQuery Grid is themeroller ready, which implies one can choose from jQueryUI gallery of 24 ready to use themes or one can roll one's own theme with just a few mouse clicks.
ParamQuery Grid is based upon object oriented (OOP) design principles which facilitates logic encapsulation and helps write easier to maintain scripts.
It scales well for medium to large size development teams.
See an example here.