Version control tools

List of source version control tools for databases.
State-based tools - generate the scripts for database upgrade by comparing database structure to the model (etalon).
Migration-based tools - help/assist creation of migration scripts for moving database from one version to next.

Liquibase

Liquibase is an open-source database-independent library for tracking, managing and applying database schema changes. It has the ability to roll changes back and forward from a specific point. It makes it easy to define database changes in a format that’s familiar and comfortable to each user and then automatically generates database-specific SQL for you.

Generate change script: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): Linux,Mac OS,Windows
Type: Migration-based tools
Repositories: File
Commercial: Free
Free edition: Yes

Flyway

Flyway provides version control for your database so you can migrate it with ease and confidence. Migrations can be written in SQL (database-specific syntax (such as PL/SQL, T-SQL, ...) is supported) or Java (for advanced data transformations or dealing with LOBs).

Generate change script: No
Runs on: (for desktop): Linux,Mac OS,Windows
Type: Migration-based tools
Repositories: File
Commercial: Commercial
Free edition: Yes

FluentMigrator

FluentMigrator is a migration framework for .NET. Database schema changes are described in classes written in C# that can be checked into a version control system.

Generate change script: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): Windows
Type: Migration-based tools
Repositories: File
Commercial: Free
Free edition: Yes

Ruby on Rails Migrations

Ruby on Rails Migrations enables to use Ruby for defining database schema changes, which makes it convenient to use a version control system for maintaining synchronization with the actual code.

Generate change script: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): Linux,Mac OS,Windows
Type: Migration-based tools
Repositories: Database
Commercial: Free
Free edition: Yes

DBV

DBV is a user-friendly tool for database version control. It provides schema management ensuring that you and your team always have the same schema structure for tables, views, procedures, etc. It provides database revisions where you can create changeset scripts and queries, commit them to your source control system, and share them with your team.

Generate change script: No
Runs on: (for desktop): Windows
Type: State-based tools
Repositories: Database
Commercial: Free
Free edition: Yes

DBGeni

DBGeni helps to manage database migrations that include applying and rolling them back to move your database from version to version easily. If you follow a few opinionated rules, DBGeni knows where to find your migrations scripts, the order to run them and what still needs to be applied.

Generate change script: No
Runs on: (for desktop): Linux,Windows
Type: Migration-based tools
Repositories: Database
Commercial: Free
Free edition: Yes

Sqitch

Sqitch is a database change management application. Changes are implemented as scripts native to your selected database engine. Sqitch manages changes and dependencies via a plan file and employs a Merkle tree pattern similar to Git and Blockchain to ensure deployment integrity.

Generate change script: Yes
Runs on: (for desktop): Linux,Mac OS,Windows
Type: Migration-based tools
Repositories: Database
Commercial: Free
Free edition: Yes

yuniql

yuniql is an open source schema versioning and migration tool made with .NET Core. Deploy fresh databases fast using plain-SQL, seed lookup tables and test data from CSV and run environment-specific migrations. yuniql is released as stand-alone .exe app (no CLR needed!), Azure DevOps Pipelines Tasks, .NET Core tool, nuget package and Docker container.

Generate change script: -
Runs on: (for desktop): Linux,Windows
Type: Migration-based tools
Repositories:
Commercial: Free
Free edition: Yes