Applying Unsupervised Machine Learning in Continuous Integration, Security and Deployment Pipeline Automation for Application Software System
Deepak Raj D S1, Swarnalatha P2
1Deepak Raj D S, Software Engineer, Netskope, Bengaluru, India.
2Swarnalatha P, Associate Professor, Department of Information Security, SCOPE, Vellore Institute of Technology.

Manuscript received on November 15, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2019. | PP: 1426-1430 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7387118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7387.118419

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Abstract: Continuous integration and Continuous Deployment (CICD) is a trending practice in agile software development. Using Continuous Integration helps the developers to find the bugs before it goes to the production by running unit tests, smoke tests etc. Deploying the components of the application in Production using Continuous Deployment, using this way, the new release of the application reaches the client faster. Continuous Security makes sure that the application is less prone to vulnerabilities by doing static scans on code and dynamic scans on the deployed releases. The goal of this study is to identify the benefits of adapting the Continuous Integration -Continuous Deployment in Application Software. The Pipeline involves Implementation of CI – CS – CD on a web application ClubSoc which is a Club Management Application and using unsupervised machine learning algorithms to detect anomalies in the CI-CS-CD process. The Continuous Integration is implemented using Jenkins CI Tool, Continuous Security is implemented using Veracode Tool and Continuous Deployment is done using Docker and Jenkins. The results have shown by adapting this methodology, the author is able to improve the quality of the code, finding vulnerabilities using static scans, portability and saving time by automation in deployment of applications using Docker and Jenkins. Applying machine learning helps in predicting the defects, failures and trends in the Continuous Integration Pipeline, whereas it can help in predicting the business impact in Continuous Delivery. Unsupervised learning algorithms such as K-means Clustering, Symbolic Aggregate Approximation (SAX) and Markov are used for Quality and Performance Regression analysis in the CICD Model. Using the CICD model, the developers can fix the bugs pre-release and this will impact the company as a whole by raising the profit and attracting more customers. The Updated Application reaches the client faster using Continuous Deployment. By Analyzing the failure trends using Unsupervised machine learning, the developers might be able to predict where the next error is likely to happen and prevent it in the pre-build stage.
Keywords: Continuous, Integration, Security, Delivery, Docker, Registry, Jenkins, Pipeline.
Scope of the Article: Network Security Trust, & Privacy.