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AdoptWe feel strongly that the industry should be adopting these items. We use them when appropriate on our projects.
With techniques such as continuous delivery becoming more mainstream, automated database migrations are a baseline capability for many software teams. While there are many tools in this space, we continue to recommend Flyway for its low-friction approach. Flyway has a vibrant open-source community behind it, and support for both traditional and cloud-based databases such as Amazon Redshift and Google Cloud SQL.
TrialWorth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
Automated database migrations are common on agile projects, and we are happy to see advances in the tools for this space. Flyway makes it as painless as possible to automate changes to databases. While not as feature-rich as some competing tools, we have used it on multiple projects and appreciate its low friction.