Liquibase

Liquibase

Application and Data / Data Stores / Database Tools
Needs advice
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FlywayFlyway
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LiquibaseLiquibase

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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Flyway

I have worked with both products and Flyway is more lightweight and flexible from my point of view. Rollback is a good point for Liquibase, but it slightly dangerous to rely on this feature. How do you imagine the rollback in case of column delete? Much better to include a database backup as a standard step of an application update. Versioning is not an issue in both products.

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Java Developer ·
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Flyway

Do you have one single database system, or do you need to support several, like e.g. Postgres and MariaDB? Because to me, that’s the major difference: while in Flyway, you write the migrations in plain SQL (in your databases dialect), Liquibase abstracts from that using a XML/YAML language, which it can translate to a dozen different SQL dialects at runtime. However, if you know that you’ll always have that one single database, learning that abstraction is pretty pointless.

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