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What is Flyway?

It lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. It migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore.
Flyway is a tool in the Database Tools category of a tech stack.
Flyway is an open source tool with 4.7K GitHub stars and 985 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Flyway's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Flyway?

Companies
28 companies reportedly use Flyway in their tech stacks, including JustWatch, OnDeck, and Red Panda Platform.

Developers
89 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Flyway.

Flyway Integrations

Docker, Java, Gradle, Apache Maven, and Windows are some of the popular tools that integrate with Flyway. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Flyway.

Why developers like Flyway?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Flyway
Flyway Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Flyway in their tech stack.

Miguel Suarez
Miguel Suarez
Lead Developer | 8 upvotes 88.3K views
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Flyway
Flyway
Liquibase
Liquibase
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL
#Migration
#Backwards-compatible

Flyway vs Liquibase #Migration #Backwards-compatible

We were looking for a tool to help us integrating the migration scripts as part of our Deployment. At first sight both tools look very alike, are well integrated with Spring, have a fairly frequent development activity and short release cycles.

Liquibase puts a lot of emphasis on independence with the DB, allowing you to create the scripts on formats like JSON and YML, abstracting away from SQL, which it's also supported. Since we only work with one DB type across services we wouldn't take much advantage of this feature.

Flyway on the other hand has the advantage on being actively working on the integration with PostgreSQL 11, for it's upcoming version 6. Provides a more extensive set of properties that allow us to define what's allowed on what's not on each different environment.

Instead of looking for a tool that will allow us to rollback our DB changes automatically, we decided to implement backwards-compatible DB changes, for example adding a new column instead of renaming an existing one, postponing the deletion of the deprecated column until the release has been successfully installed.

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Joshua Dean K眉pper
Joshua Dean K眉pper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt) | 2 upvotes 7.2K views
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Flyway
Flyway

We use Flyway because we're convinced, that database schemas (DDL) should be within our version control system. Code and database belong together and Flyway is an easy and powerful way to achieve that goal. The API is easy to use and even though a commercial licence is offered, it is by no means mandatory, which was an important criterion for us.

We also wanted to integrate the migration directly into the code as we run in a serverless environment, where manual migrations are troublesome and the code itself essentially needs to migrate the database, based on its own findings. Flyway offers this capability and we didn't find any other solution, that was as lightweight while still being powerful and flexible.

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Flyway's Features

  • Supported databases: Oracle, SQL Server, SQL Azure, DB2, DB2 z/OS, MySQL, MariaDB, Google Cloud SQL, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Vertica, H2, Hsql, Derby, SQLite
  • Supported build tools: Maven, Gradle, Ant and SBT
  • Works on: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Java and Android

Flyway Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Flyway?
Liquibase
Liquibase is a leading open-source tool for database schema change management. Liquibase helps teams track, version, and deploy database schema and logic changes so they can automate their database code process with their app code process.
Slick
It is a modern database query and access library for Scala. It allows you to work with stored data almost as if you were using Scala collections while at the same time giving you full control over when a database access happens and which data is transferred.
Sequel Pro
Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.
PostGIS
PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL.
Open PostgreSQL Monitoring
Open PostgreSQL Monitoring is a free software designed to help you manage your PostgreSQL servers.
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Flyway's Followers
95 developers follow Flyway to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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