Sonatype to measure automated programmes through Success Metrics

Software supply chain automation leader, Sonatype, has announced support of its new return on investment metrics and application quality within its Nexus Lifecycle solution.

The new feature, Success Metrics, enables DevOps teams to measure and quickly assess the ability of its automated open source govonernance programmes.

According to Sonatype’s report, 2017 State of the Software Supply Chain, DevOps organisations reduce the use of defective open source components by 63% by actively managing the quality of open source components that flow into production applications.

‘Innovation is king’

Sonatype’s CEO, Wayne Jackson, said: “We live in an age where innovation is king, speed is critical, and open source is centre stage. Today, components of varying quality are flowing through development lifecycles and landing in production applications.

“The best software will be built by those organisations that harness software supply chain automation practices to not only improve the quality of their applications but accelerate their ability to identify and remediate defects.”

The report also states the importance of supporting expanded investments in automation and measuring the speed of remediation in DevOps practices, to significantly reduce defects.

‘Measure success and improve future performance’

To assess license, security and architectural quality associated with open source, and third party and proprietary components used in development, Sonatype customers analyse over 650,000 applications to track its mean time in remediation through Success Metrics.

Diego Lo Giudice, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, an American market research company that provides advice on existing and potential impact of technology, added: “Ultimately, companies are most concerned with whether their application delivery efforts are winning, serving, and retaining customers and furthering their business technology agenda.

“Analytical data about customer usage and experience coupled with operational measures of performance, reliability, scalability, and security gives these organisations the means to measure success and improve future performance.” 

DevOps teams can also use feedback from Success Metrics to improve the hygiene of their applications and the processes that deliver them.

Written from press release by Leah Alger