Solid building block for each Java-based business information system
February 21, 2022

Solid building block for each Java-based business information system

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Liquibase

There was a need to introduce structured database management instead of having a bunch of SQL scripts. Furthermore, development lacked a quick and reliable way of creating test databases with predefined schema and data to execute several automated tests.
  • Create or migrate to a defined database schema in a controlled fashion
  • Integrates well with Spring and Maven
  • Supports both "code first" and "database first" approaches
  • In some cases, differences between RDBMS products leak through the abstraction layer
  • Running schema update on application startup increases administration complexity (DB user with augmented rights needs to be configured within the application)
  • Documentation is exhaustive, but sometimes is lacking helpful examples
  • Introducing Liquibase into an existing application at first creates overhead in terms of effort and necessary dev and ops support.
  • Once established, database migration becomes a non-issue for the release process.
Once it is established, it's a relief not to have to think about executing SQL scripts in the right order on each affected database.
So far, there hasn't been a need to get in touch with customer support (take this as a compliment).
The main reason for Liquibase and against Flyway is the independence of the RDBMS product used.

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Liquibase is probably the best one for supporting multiple databases. It works well and fasts if schema changes are not overly complex. I have used it also for test data management, but it delivers a few out-of-the-box features that support this use case.