Datical to Support Liquibase 3.7, Enters Partnerships with Multiple Database Vendors

Datical, a provider of database release automation solutions, will provide support for Liquibase 3.7, empowering software professionals who use the open source project for managing database schema changes.

Additionally, Datical is investing in strategic partnerships with database vendors including Cassandra, Cockroach Labs, Couchbase, and SAP HANA, among others, to increase community contribution.

Datical also currently employs multiple engineers devoted solely to Liquibase, with plans to hire more engineers and a community manager this year.

Liquibase is a leading open source solution that enables application teams to version and track database changes.

Version 3.7 includes DB2 for z/OS bug fixes and improvements, as well as developments to State Based Management and Change Set Generation.

It also features support for NOVALIDATE keywords on Oracle Constraints, so users have the ability to create or recreate constraints without incurring the cost of validation of existing data.

Users who rely on Liquibase’s capabilities to reconcile environments, or to generate change sets for database migrations, will benefit from key issue fixes and improvements in Liquibase 3.7, including:

  • Increased atomicity of changes in generated change logs. The diffChangeLog operation now returns one—and only one—change in each generated change set. This increased atomicity makes it simpler for users to recover from deployment errors, as they don’t have to worry about the additional overhead of manually correcting their change log and tracking changes in the databases to which they have deployed.
  • Improvements to snapshots of multiple catalog/database projects. Users who manage change to multiple databases (or catalogs) for a single project or application will benefit from improvements to capabilities across catalogs. Improvements in dependency ordering and the accuracy of change sets produced by comparing two environments (online or offline) make it easy to understand and reconcile differences across the application pipeline.
  • Support for NOVALIDATE keywords on Oracle Constraints. This update allows users to create or recreate constraints without incurring the cost of validation of existing data.

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