What Is an Artifact Repository & Manager?

Artifacts are packages that are created throughout the development and release process. An artifact repository is a software application designed to store these artifacts, and an artifact manager helps your team interact with the packages. Using an artifact repository & manager provides consistency to your Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD) workflow. It saves teams time and increases build performance.

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Why You Need an Artifact Repository & Manager

An artifact repository & manager is essential for rapid releases and tighter security. Being able to manage binary artifacts makes it easier to identify and incorporate the correct versions of them. Without an artifact repository or artifact management, you can easily lose the gains provided by your DevOps investment.

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Solve Key Challenges with Artifact Management

Empower your teams and streamline development with Helix Artifacts for artifact management.

Store artifacts alongside source code


Enable cross-departmental collaboration

Give remote teams immediate access to packages

Speed up build cycles and get feedback faster

Satisfy security, audit, and compliance requirements

Using Helix Core + Helix Artifacts as an Artifact Repository and Package Manager

Helix Artifacts is a universal package manager built on top of Helix Core — a high-performance, scalable version control tool Helix Core can store source code, non-code assets, and binary artifacts within a single repository. With the addition of Helix Artifacts, acting as a translator of various package types between build systems, IDEs and the store, developers will have immediate and direct access to new artifacts created from builds as well as a local cache to reduce latency when consuming them.

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Storing Artifacts Alongside Source Code

Like many AAA game dev studios, IO Interactive stores binary files and source code together in Helix Core. Keeping their binaries in the same repo as the source code made the workflows easier and less expensive.

Before they used Helix Core as an artifact repository, IO Interactive used a digital asset manager (or DAM). When it was time for releases, it was difficult to match the correct versions of source code from the VCS with the correct version of the artifacts. Now, with Helix Core, artifacts are submitted in the same changelist as the corresponding source code, so it’s easier to know what belongs together.

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Revolutionize Artifact Management

Helix Core with Helix Artifacts delivers high-performance, enterprise-grade version control + artifact management. Instead of managing source code and artifacts in separate systems, get the benefits of VCS and an artifact repository manager in a single platform.

Secure Artifact Tools

With Helix Core, acting as the artifact store, admins can control access as granularly as needed — down to the repository, branch, directory, or even individual artifact. You can even control access by specific IP addresses or ranges. This, combined with AD/LDAP integration and multi-factor authentication (MFA), means that your artifacts are always protected.


Integrate Artifacts

Helix Core and Helix Artifacts integrate with your existing toolchain. The robust API coverage and a flexible integration framework works with the leading CI/CD tools — including Gradle, Jenkins, Electric Cloud, TeamCity, and Xebia Labs.

Streamline DevOps and Compliance

Storing artifacts alongside source code speeds up delivery. It’s easy to link an artifact back to the originating code. Artifacts can be labeled and incorporated into client views (or workspaces) together with source code. Then, use your build runner to automatically pull them into the pipeline. This results in easier scripting, tracking across versions, and simpler audits.

Build Better and Faster with Artifact Management

Storing your artifacts, binaries, graphics, movies, audio files, and source code in Helix Core allows DevOps teams to efficiently manage their DevOps pipelines. This combination easily pulls everything you need together for a build. Plus, get ready for builds that are 80% faster than open-source Git solutions.

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