Market Leader’s Move Makes Critical, Enterprise-Class Database Release Capabilities Readily Accessible to Millions
AUSTIN, Texas – Nov. 28, 2018 – Datical, the leading provider of database release automation solutions, today announced a new feature to allow Liquibase users easier access to its enterprise-class platform for automating database releases. The millions of software professionals that use the Liquibase open source project can now seamlessly upgrade to an enterprise-class solution offering greater efficiency, speed and risk reductions for all database deployments without having to change their existing process or workflow.
With more than five million downloads, Liquibase is the leading open source solution helping application teams version and track database changes. While the versioning and tracking provided by Liquibase is sufficient for small teams and projects, as organizations grow and look for an enterprise-scale database release automation solution, Liquibase is not enough. Organizations are left with two options: 1) dedicate resources to expand, customize, integrate and maintain Liquibase or 2) shift to an enterprise, commercial offering, such as Datical.
“The database release process is a critical piece to the agility of an overall business, no matter the size. Liquibase was a great first step. However, as our enterprise needs grew, we needed more. At the time, we were faced with two difficult options – either diverting a ton of time, money and resources from customer-facing applications to expanding and customizing Liquibase, or disrupting our development workflow with a commercial solution,” said Russell Webster, senior manager of Development and Test Services at Zions Bancorporation. “Now our teams have the flexibility to retain the development workflow they are used to with Liquibase while taking advantage of the enterprise-class database release automation solution from Datical and getting the commercial support and capabilities they need. It’s a win-win.”
Datical is built on top of Liquibase and is the primary maintainer of the open source project. Datical brings important enhancements to Liquibase, including pipeline-based workflows, out-of-the-box integrations with all major application release automation solutions, and a powerful rules engine and change simulator that enable application teams to safely automate database code through the software pipeline just like application code.
The world’s largest organizations rely on Datical to efficiently and effectively manage their database releases. Many customers, including Athene, MedImpact and Zions Bancorporation, originally started with Liquibase and moved to Datical when needs changed and teams expanded.
“Increasingly it’s application developers who have to make database code changes, and most strongly prefer working with an object model for database changes instead of writing SQL,” said Nathan Voxland, founder of the Liquibase open source project and architect at Datical. “With the latest release, the millions of developers that have come to rely on the XML changeset model that Liquibase provides can continue efficiently working with the same model while taking advantage of Datical when their needs expand.”
Liquibase users can benefit from a number of functional capabilities by moving to Datical:
By upgrading to Datical, Liquibase users can go from: a public online forum to dedicated phone and email support; reading online documentation to having a dedicated implementation and training team; from making one-off pull requests or internally forking and maintaining an open source project to relying on Datical for key features and fixes as a part of the ongoing subscription.
As organizations scale, so do their needs. Manually checking what has been deployed to a given environment with Liquibase can become a nightmare as teams and environments grow. By moving to Datical, users benefit from automatically generated reports and can easily access a centralized web interface that tracks what database changes have been deployed across all environments. As an added bonus, Datical’s web interface has rich features for searching and filtering on a variety of parameters so that any stakeholder can quickly trace or troubleshoot issues with database deployments.
While Liquibase can collect changes from developers and apply changes to a database to get it to the next version, it lacks rigorous validation that can lead to lots of rework and major deployment issues as teams and environments scale. Datical has a robust rules engine that enables developer self-service. Developers are notified immediately if their change needs to be reworked or reconciled against other work. Additionally, Datical simulates the impact of proposed database changes so deployments are much more successful as any errors are caught and can be addressed prior to deployment.
Learn more about how Datical makes it easy to keep your existing Liquibase workflow and take advantage of enterprise class automation capabilities
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About Datical, Inc.
Datical’s mission is to transform the way businesses build software so they can deliver better customer experiences faster. Datical solutions deliver the database release automation capabilities technology executives need to get the most out of their Agile, Cloud, DevOps and Continuous Delivery investments. With Datical database release automation, organizations can shorten the time it takes to bring applications to market while eliminating the security vulnerabilities, costly errors, data loss and downtime often associated with current database deployment methods. For more information, visit www.datical.com, call 737-402-7187 or connect via @datical.