Data Model

LeanIX Value Stream Management (VSM) is centered around the discovery and catalog of software artifacts and correlates DORA and flow metrics, standards, and vulnerabilities to the respective business outcomes. The end-to-end visibility enables engineering leadership to eliminate risks, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies while simultaneously improving the flow of software delivery value.

Understanding Software Artifacts

What data enters the LeanIX workspace?

By leveraging our Integration API and ready-to-use integrations, customers hook VSM directly into their DevOps toolchain to automatically pull software artifact, API, and runtime related metadata into the workspace.

Fact Sheet



Logical clustering of software artifacts could be business or technology domain


Representation of the business applications and products that are served to the end-user


The responsible development team behind the software artifact, allowing easy identification of owners


Major technologies used by the software artifact, e.g. programming languages, frameworks, or cloud services


Contains the software libraries and licenses used by a certain software artifact


Covers the offered and consumed APIs of the software artifacts


Specifies how the software artifact is being served to the end-user, e.g. at a certain stage and via a certain Kubernetes Cluster

Compute Environment

Shows the environment in which deployments are run, e.g., a Kubernetes Cluster

Data Service

Contains services to store, stream & process data

Cloud Account

Contains the hierarchical representation of AWS accounts, Azure subscriptions and GCP projects


Represents guidance within the development environment, e.g. use a certain technology or apply a certain tag

Best Practice

Represents automatic findings from outside, e.g. recommendations by AWS Trusted Advisor


Represents potential security or data privacy leakages, discovered from software like SonarQube

Connect with LeanIX Enterprise Architecture Management

In case you want to connect the VSM workspace with your Enterprise Architecture workspace, the following overview displays which data is being exchanged and reflected in the respective workspaces:

VSM to EAM data mappingVSM to EAM data mapping

VSM to EAM data mapping


Flexible data model - no need for any redeployment

While a major benefit of VSM is the ready-made import e.g. from CI/CD or Kubernetes, you can leverage the advantages of the flexible data model. See LeanIX Data Model or Self Configuration for details.

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