My fellow developers and I are at a crossroads in how to go about continuing our auditing of database changes.
Most of our applications log changes via
A few of our newer applications audit at the ORM layer; specifically using Hibernate Envers.
While ORM layer auditing provides a much cleaner interface and is much more maintainable, it will not capture any manual database changes that are made. ORM layer auditing also means that our libraries will currently require a dependency on our ORM implementation unless, specifically in our case for example, JPA plans on providing something in the near future.
Is there a common paradigm that addresses this?