Central Repository

What is a Central Repository?

A central repository is a singular storage location for all data within an organization. This model is utilized to create a single source of truth, providing significant benefits to visibility, collaboration, and consistency within data management. The central repository model promotes innovation and evolution of organizations.

What is a maeven repository?

A maeven repository is a local repository that lives on your machine and consists of jars that host any project restrictions and dependencies. When new projects are being built, there can be many redundancies within restrictions across a variety of alternate projects. In order to prevent these restrictions from being stored repeatedly on your machine and utilizing critical storage, maeven repositories are able to consolidate and eliminate redundancies.

The two additional types of maeven repositories consist of:

  • Maeven central repositories that are made up of libraries utilized for locating dependencies within local repositories, and they can be searched with Internet access.
  • Maeven remote repositories are utilized when there are no dependencies found in the central repository. This remote repository acts by providing essential project jars or libraries for the project to move forward.

What are central repositories used for?

Central repositories are used for several essential reasons, including more efficient collaboration, boosted visibility, and management of dependencies.


Collaboration is the top reason businesses use central repositories. Enabling more efficient collaboration is critical to promoting better business outcomes. When all your assets are stored in a centralized repository, updates and changes that occur are global. This reduces works among your team and simultaneously keeps your assets updated per operation. This acts as a single source of truth, providing everyone with the most current versions of data including code, enabling your entire staff to collaborate globally.

Boosted Visibility

As assets are developed and edited within a central repository structure, and visibility increases through a clear tracking system. This infrastructure provides insight for each change made, and the concurrent effects on each asset. With such a clear line of visibility, your entire team can look into the code at any point and gain accurate insights.

Management of Dependencies

As stated previously, management and insights from dependencies are critical benefits to businesses utilizing central repositories. Any changes or revisions made to jars or branches within the data environment are immediately noted, keeping all assets completely up to date. This includes any secondary or tertiary effects of changes, as this model provides clear and immediate insight into how each change affects all branches within your data.

HPE and central repositories

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