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Flyway vs pgcli: What are the differences?

Flyway: Database Migrations Made Easy. Easy to setup, simple to master. Flyway lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. Flyway migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore; pgcli: Postgres CLI with autocompletion and syntax highlighting. This is a postgres client that does auto-completion and syntax highlighting.

Flyway and pgcli belong to "Database Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Flyway are:

  • 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

On the other hand, pgcli provides the following key features:

  • Auto-completion as you type for SQL keywords as well as tables and columns in the database.
  • Syntax highlighting using Pygments.
  • Smart-completion (enabled by default) will suggest context-sensitive completion.

Flyway and pgcli are both open source tools. It seems that pgcli with 8.01K GitHub stars and 365 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Flyway with 4.2K GitHub stars and 915 GitHub forks.

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.

What is pgcli?

This is a postgres client that does auto-completion and syntax highlighting.
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        Decisions about Flyway and pgcli
        Miguel Suarez
        Miguel Suarez
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        PostgreSQL
        PostgreSQL
        Liquibase
        Liquibase
        Flyway
        Flyway
        #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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        it works with complex SQL script and it is very high customizable.

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