With ever-changing consumer preferences, direct-to-consumer sales are trending. E-commerce is possessing a significant threat to traditional brick and mortar stores. In recent years, many retailers started building their digital retail platforms but often ended up short compared to e-commerce companies. Retailers are falling back in digital space because of their traditional business practices, operational models and lack of digital capabilities. Many retailers have struggled to adopt technology innovations moving to cloud-based or SaaS solutions for day-to-day operations.
“All this modern technology just makes people try to do everything at once”
- Bill Watterson, American Cartoonist
Integration of Ab Initio with CI / CD pipeline is the pillar of the modern ETL system. This bridges the gap between engineering and operating teams by automating the design, testing and delivery of applications.
There are two common Version Control Systems (VCS): centralized and distributed. Distributed version control is modern, faster, less error-prone and has more functionalities. However, it is very difficult to understand. You must decide if the extra challenge is worth it!
Version control system is used to maintain the changes made to an artifact over time. Artifacts can be documents, code files or any kind of executables.
By giving a specific version number, we can easily identify the changes committed to prior version, get snap shot of the artifact or undo/roll back the change committed.