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Alternatives to Liquibase

Flyway, Hibernate, Sqitch, Slick, and Spring Data are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Liquibase.
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What is Liquibase and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Liquibase is a tool in the Database Tools category of a tech stack.
Liquibase is an open source tool with 2.9K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Liquibase's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Liquibase

  • Flyway

    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. ...

  • Hibernate

    Hibernate

    Hibernate is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper. ...

  • Sqitch

    Sqitch

    It is a standalone change management system with no opinions about your database engine, application framework, or development environment. Native scripting. Changes are implemented as scripts native to your selected database engine. ...

  • Slick

    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. ...

  • Spring Data

    Spring Data

    It makes it easy to use data access technologies, relational and non-relational databases, map-reduce frameworks, and cloud-based data services. This is an umbrella project which contains many subprojects that are specific to a given database. ...

  • DataGrip

    DataGrip

    A cross-platform IDE that is aimed at DBAs and developers working with SQL databases. ...

  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

    Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

    It is an integrated environment for managing any SQL infrastructure, from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database. It provides tools to configure, monitor, and administer instances of SQL Server and databases. Use it to deploy, monitor, and upgrade the data-tier components used by your applications, as well as build queries and scripts. ...

  • PostGIS

    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. ...

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Flyway

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Version control for your database
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PROS OF FLYWAY
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    Superb tool, easy to configure and use
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    Very easy to config, great support on plain sql scripts
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    Is fantastic and easy to install even with complex DB
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    Simple and intuitive
CONS OF FLYWAY
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    "Undo Migrations" requires pro version, very expensive

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Miguel Suarez

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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All the DB deployments in our current organization are manual. We want to automate them. We are leaning toward Liquibase since it has versioning and rollbacks. Is Flyway better or Liquibase?

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Hibernate

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Idiomatic persistence for Java and relational databases.
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PROS OF HIBERNATE
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    Easy ORM
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    Easy transaction definition
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    Is integrated with spring jpa
CONS OF HIBERNATE
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    Can't control proxy associations when entity graph used

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Sqitch

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A database-native change management for framework-free development and dependable deployment
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PROS OF SQITCH
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    Interacts with git super well
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    Native scripting
CONS OF SQITCH
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    Slick

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    Database query and access library for Scala
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        Spring Data

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            I need some advice to choose an engine for generation web pages from the Spring Boot app. Which technology is the best solution today? 1) JSP + JSTL 2) Apache FreeMarker 3) Thymeleaf Or you can suggest even other perspective tools. I am using Spring Boot, Spring Web, Spring Data, Spring Security, PostgreSQL, Apache Tomcat in my project. I have already tried to generate pages using jsp, jstl, and it went well. However, I had huge problems via carrying already created static pages, to jsp format, because of syntax. Thanks.

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            DataGrip

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            A database IDE for professional SQL developers
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            PROS OF DATAGRIP
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              Works on Linux, Windows and MacOS
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              Wide range of DBMS support
            • 1
              Code completion
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              Generate ERD
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              Quick-fixes using keyboard shortcuts
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              Code analysis
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              Database introspection on 21 different dbms
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              Export data using a variety of formats using open api
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              Import data
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            CONS OF DATAGRIP
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              Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

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              An integrated environment for managing any SQL infrastructure
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              PROS OF MICROSOFT SQL SERVER MANAGEMENT STUDIO
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                CONS OF MICROSOFT SQL SERVER MANAGEMENT STUDIO
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                  Kelsey Doolittle

                  We have a 138 row, 1700 column database likely to grow at least a row and a column every week. We are mostly concerned with how user-friendly the graphical management tools are. I understand MySQL has MySQL WorkBench, and Microsoft SQL Server has Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. We have about 6 months to migrate our Excel database to one of these DBMS, and continue (hopefully manually) importing excel files from then on. Any tips appreciated!

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                  PostGIS

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                  PROS OF POSTGIS
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                    De facto GIS in SQL
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                    Good Documentation
                  CONS OF POSTGIS
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