> My go to migrator is fluent migrator (https://github.com/schambers/fluentmigrator) or flywaydb if anyone objects to the c# (https://flywaydb.org/).
I don't think they will become as popular as red gate. Since you have to write the migrations yourself. That's a lot of additional work.
I also think your over estimating the popularity of red gate. A minority of places use it, whereas a lot use EF migrations.
I've never had an issue with it, If you make sure your database is constantly up to date. So changes are small.
I've had the opposite experience, I've only been at one place that used it and a couple that considered it.
> I've never had an issue with it, If you make sure your database is constantly up to date. So changes are small.
This is not an option in many places, if you have 3 month release cycles for instance (although I favor continuous deployment). Another is when you have apps installed on site, some clients can be multiple versions behind.