A binary repository is a tool for downloading and storing of binary files used and created in software development. It’s used to store software binary packages, artifacts, and their corresponding metadata. They’re different than source code repositories, as binary repositories do not store source files. Searching through these repositories is possible by analyzing associated metadata.
Binary repository data helps application delivery teams and release managers to ensure that the final deployment of code to production is successful.
When your Splunk deployment is ingesting binary repository data, you can use it to accomplish application delivery and DevOps use cases.
Guidance for onboarding data can be found in the Spunk Documentation, Getting Data In (Splunk Enterprise) or Getting Data In (Splunk Cloud). In addition, these Splunk Add-Ons and Apps are helpful for working with binary repository data.
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