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Alternatives to Flyway

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

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 6.6K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Flyway's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Flyway

  • Liquibase
    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. ...

  • Hibernate
    Hibernate

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

  • Switch
    Switch

    Ring your mobile phone, computer, and desk phone at the same time. Answer calls and switch seamlessly between devices. Use your personal device with a business phone number so you're always reachable. ...

  • 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. ...

  • DBeaver
    DBeaver

    It is a free multi-platform database tool for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts. Supports all popular databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Teradata, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc. ...

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Liquibase

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Easily track, version & deploy database changes
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PROS OF LIQUIBASE
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    Great database tool
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    Many DBs supported
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    Easy setup
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    Database independent migration scripts
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    Unique open source tool
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    Database version controller
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    Precondition checking
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    Supports NoSQL and Graph DBs
CONS OF LIQUIBASE
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    No vendor specifics in XML format - needs workarounds
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    Documentation is disorganized

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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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Switch

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      Slick

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          Spring Data

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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
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                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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                Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

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                    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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                    DBeaver

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                      Simple to use
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                      Wide range of DBMS support
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                      Move data between databases
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                      Which tools are preferred if I choose to work on more data side? Which one is good if I decide to work on web development? I'm using DBeaver and am now considering a move to AzureDataStudio to break the monotony while working. I would like to hear your opinion. Which one are you using, and what are the things you are missing in dbeaver or data studio.

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