Article in Journal ART-2019-17

BibliographyWurster, Michael; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Falkenthal, Michael; Krieger, Christoph; Leymann, Frank; Saatkamp, Karoline; Soldani, Jacopo: The Essential Deployment Metamodel: A Systematic Review of Deployment Automation Technologies.
In: SICS Software-Intensive Cyber-Physical Systems.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology.
Springer, August 26, 2019.
DOI: 10.1007/s00450-019-00412-x.
Article in Journal.
CR-SchemaC.0 (Computer Systems Organization, General)
C.2.4 (Distributed Systems)
D.1 (Programming Techniques)
D.2 (Software Engineering)

In recent years, a plethora of deployment technologies evolved, many following a declarative approach to automate the delivery of software components. Even if such technologies share the same purpose, they differ in features and supported mechanisms. Thus, it is difficult to compare and select deployment automation technologies as well as to migrate from one technology to another. Hence, we present a systematic review of declarative deployment technologies and introduce the essential deployment metamodel (EDMM) by extracting the essential parts that are supported by all these technologies. Thereby, the EDMM enables a common understanding of declarative deployment models by facilitating the comparison, selection, and migration of technologies. Moreover, it provides a technology-independent baseline for further deployment automation research.

ContactMichael Wurster
Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Entry dateSeptember 4, 2019
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