Continuous delivery has changed the rules of the game. It’s not just about moving from big bang releases to smaller, faster, more frequent releases. It’s about putting in place a process so that reliable software can be deployed without problems, at any time.
One of the biggest advantages is in automating the repetitive development and testing processes that development teams use to deliver, manage, and maintain applications and databases. From version controlling changes to deploying them to different environments, and, when ready, choosing to deploy to production, continuous delivery helps teams reduce risk and increase both efficiency and reliability in the software release process.