Liquibase is good but needs major enhancement to capture market
Updated July 27, 2022

Liquibase is good but needs major enhancement to capture market

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

We are using it for DB Automation solution to promote DB changes on the fly. This product helps in CI-CD workflow for DB changes.
  • Script build and deployment
  • Compare script reports
  • Error handling but can be improved
  • DB versions supported
  • the build has a very tedious process - taking backup and restoring for every script to be processed
  • Error handling, many errors are left unmanaged due to which finding the root cause of the issue is difficult
  • HTML reports can be optimized for low space
  • Permissions management i.e. in case of the build is failing, permissions can be checked beforehand. rather than failing in process execution.
  • Project creation from TSV files makes it complicated
  • more frequent deployments are positive
  • CI CD workflow makes it easy to use
  • performance is an issue in the build process
The requirement of REF DB and the time taken in the build process makes it very difficult to use. But, overall it helps automation.
I give it this rating because it is very responsive with good knowledge of platform issues.
Liquibase is easy to use, but it lacks performance and error handling.

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Would you buy Liquibase again?


Liquibase is well suited for CI CD workflow, DB changes, DB differences, and reports.

Using Liquibase

100 - Information Technology
3 - Database, CI CD Automation, Devops engineer
  • DB CI CD workflow
  • less involvement of DBA in change promotion
  • saves time
  • In House CI CD workflow
  • scripts source control
  • Permissions management
  • DB Restore
Many teams are using it so renewal is a requirement

Evaluating Liquibase and Competitors

Yes - Ease of use was main reason for using Liquibase
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
Ease of usage
I would not 100% consider the product because of its maturity level. Needs huge improvements to make it enterprise tool.

Liquibase Implementation

Build process takes a toll.
Yes - Build, deployment, Database sync up
Change management was a major issue with the implementation - requires high level of integration code to suit our need
  • build process is a disaster
  • reports are heavy
  • error handling is not good

Liquibase Support

not sure. But support we are getting is very good and responsive. Good knowledge.
Yes - Bug in tools takes time in resolution and always require upgrade to be done on servers which is not very scalable model.
Every time. Support have been the best thing that is there. Even better than product.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response

Using Liquibase

Build process is too time consuming and getting extra DB instance takes a toll
Like to use
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Requires technical support
  • build
  • change promotion
  • deployment
  • db comparison
  • Build process - very very cumbersome
  • performance
  • heavy reports