Use Cases

Before understanding use cases, it's useful to know what Bytebase is. This page lists some popular Bytebase use cases.

Multi-Database Management

Organizations normally have more than one database system for managing OLTP and OLAP workload. Bytebase supports popular database systems including MySQL, PostgreSQL, ClickHouse, TiDB, and Snowflake.

Database Change Automation

Similar to how GitLab/GitHub streamlines the code delivery, Bytebase streamlines the database change deployment from the non-prod environment all the way to the prod environment. Bytebase also integrates with VCS to enable GitOps workflow. You can manage database change scripts in VCS and Bytebase will start a new deployment process whenever observing the new change scripts.

You can also integrate Bytebase's CLI bb into your existing CI/CD workflow.

Database Developer Portal

As the engineering team grows, there will form a platform team or a dedicated DBA team to manage the database infrastructure and support developers to interact with their application databases. Bytebase provides a centralized portal for Developers/DBAs/Platform Engineers to collaborate on database-related tasks such as reviewing database changes, querying data, backing up and restoring databases and etc.

Multi-Tenant Service

A SaaS service may provision separate tenant databases for each of its tenants. It's painful and error-prone to make sure a database change is consistently applied to each individual tenant's database. Bytebase provides management capability to group those databases and manages the lifecycle of those databases in a single workflow.

Schema Enforcement and Engineering Excellence

Data quality and system robustness are largely determined by the database schema. And being able to enforce standards consistently is the key to a high-quality schema. Bytebase can enforce schema rules including naming convention, anti-SQL pattern detections and etc. You can also configure each individual rule for prod and non-prod environments respectively.

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