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📕 What is Database-as-code?

External reference

A workflow to store database schema changes as a series of schema migration scripts in the version control system (VCS). Whenever new script committed to the VCS, a process will kickoff automatically to start the process of applying the script to the database. Thus the database schema change is managed in a very similar fashion as code. This workflow is considered superior than the classic UI based SQL review workflow. However, it requires a bit more setup and engineering discipline. Bytebase supports this workflow and helps ease the onboarding and ongoing management of using this workflow.

Safer and faster database change and version control for DBAs and Developers

Bytebase is an open source, web-based database schema change and version control tool for teams. It offers a web-based collaboration workspace to help DBAs and Developers manage the lifecycle of application database schemas.

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SQL Review

A dedicated review workflow and UI for Developers and DBAs to collaborate on schema changes. Assisted by built-in advisor such as backward compatibility checks.


Integrate with VCS hosting the migration scripts. Migration pipeline is triggered on observing new script push event.

Streamlined Deployment

Support multi-tenant (M), multi-environment (N) schema change in a single M*N change matrix pipeline.

SQL Editor

Easy-to-use query interface to SELECT database records.

Migration History

Record the full migration history with side-by-side diff comparison between versions.

Anomaly Center

Periodically scan all managed instances and databases and provide user a holistic view to see all anomalies.

Drift Detection

Periodically scan all managed instances and databases and provide user a holistic view to see all anomalies.

Backup and Restore

Per-database automatic and manual backup. Environment specific backup schedule policy. Restore to new database with the entire restored migration history chain.

Role-based Access Control

Two role set. Owner, DBA, Developer for workspace. Owner, Developer for project.