Heroku Postgres vs Liquibase: What are the differences?
What is Heroku Postgres? Heroku's Database-as-a-Service. Based on the most powerful open-source database, PostgreSQL. Heroku Postgres provides a SQL database-as-a-service that lets you focus on building your application instead of messing around with database management.
What is Liquibase? Source control for your database. Developers store database changes in text-based files on their local development machines and apply them to their local databases. Changelog files can be be arbitrarily nested for better management.
Heroku Postgres and Liquibase are primarily classified as "PostgreSQL as a Service" and "Database" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Heroku Postgres are:
- High Availability
On the other hand, Liquibase provides the following key features:
- Supports code branching and merging
- Supports multiple developers
- Supports multiple database types
"Easy to setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Heroku Postgres over the competitors, whereas "Great database tool" was stated as the key factor in picking Liquibase.
Liquibase is an open source tool with 1.78K GitHub stars and 1.08K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Liquibase's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Heroku Postgres has a broader approval, being mentioned in 74 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Liquibase, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions
Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions
What is Heroku Postgres?
What is Liquibase?
Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!
Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions
Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions