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Understanding pipeline types

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Updated on February 4, 2021

Pipeline templates help you structure pipelines for their ultimate purpose, as well separate business needs for better organizational efficiency. Deployment Manager offers four different pipeline types, each with a different use case. See the articles below for more information on the different available pipeline templates and their use cases.

  • Understanding deployment pipelines

    Deployment pipelines are an application pipeline type to generate artifacts from the system of record and deliver them through the various stages of the workflow. This pipeline template aligns with the continuous delivery (CI/CD) DevOps methodology, and deploys predictable, high-quality releases without using third-party tools.

  • Understanding merge pipelines

    Application developers make application changes and configurations that need to be integrated frequently with updates from other developers. These changes need to meet minimum standards of quality and compatibility ensuring that the changes made will not break existing functionality or cause a conflict with other changes. These users can leverage the merge pipeline template, built on the DevOps concept of Continuous Integration (CI).

  • Understanding business change pipelines

    Business change pipelines are used to support everyday, business-as-usual changes to your Customer Decision Hub (CDH) application. This pipeline type allows users to respond to changing requirements by modifying and deploying application rules in a controlled manner.

  • Understanding data migration pipelines

    Data migration pipelines are used to seek insight into how the changes that are made to decisioning logic affect the results of their strategies. To ensure that user simulations are reliable enough to help in making important business decisions, data migration pipelines can deploy a sample of the production data to a dedicated data migration test environment. This use case is powered by the data migration pipeline template. See for more information.

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