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Liquibase vs Slick: What are the differences?

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.

What is Slick? Database query and access library for Scala. 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.

Liquibase and Slick can be categorized as "Database" tools.

Some of the features offered by Liquibase are:

  • Supports code branching and merging
  • Supports multiple developers
  • Supports multiple database types

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

  • Seamless data access for your Scala application
  • Write Scala code to query your database
  • All database entities and queries are statically checked at compile-time

Liquibase and Slick are both open source tools. Slick with 2.27K GitHub stars and 542 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Liquibase with 1.85K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks.

orat.io, Massdrop, and SpringRole are some of the popular companies that use Slick, whereas Liquibase is used by Orbitz, Viadeo, and Virgin Pulse. Slick has a broader approval, being mentioned in 7789 company stacks & 4 developers stacks; compared to Liquibase, which is listed in 22 company stacks and 68 developer stacks.

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Pros of Liquibase
Pros of Slick
  • 17
    Great database tool
  • 14
    Many DBs supported
  • 9
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Database independent migration scripts
  • 3
    Database version controller
  • 3
    Unique open source tool
  • 1
    Supports NoSQL and Graph DBs
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    Cons of Liquibase
    Cons of Slick
    • 4
      Documentation is disorganized
    • 3
      No vendor specifics in XML format - needs workarounds
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      What is 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.

      What is 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.

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      What are some alternatives to Liquibase and Slick?
      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 is a suite of open source projects around domain models. The flagship project is Hibernate ORM, the Object Relational Mapper.
      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.
      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
      A cross-platform IDE that is aimed at DBAs and developers working with SQL databases.
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