Resources for containers and pipelines jobs

Cloud Platform-provided containers offer the following resources, tools, and PHP extensions, which you can use with your build processes in pipelines jobs.


The information on this page applies only to containers associated with the Cloud Platform pipelines feature.

For information about software resources included with Cloud Platform environments, and resources included with other related features, see Additional stack information.

For information about resources included with CD environments, see CD environment resources and limitations.


Pipelines scripts run as a non-privileged user without sudo access. Therefore, you can’t use programs that require root access, such as apt. If you need more resources beyond what’s listed on this page, you can compile and install them in the Pipelines user directory.

Specifications and resource limits

Jobs executed in your container have the following resource limits:

  • 4 GB of memory
  • 20 GB of disk space
  • 256 MB of shared memory
  • One CPU
  • One hour of running time per job
  • Maximum of five concurrent jobs
  • 100 MB max_allowed_packet size in MySQL


Cloud Platform-provided containers include the following tools:

  • acquia-yaml

  • Bundler

  • bzip2

  • Composer


    Pipelines support Composer 1 and Composer 2. You can select either of these through a configuration option in your build definition files. Composer 1 is the default version provided in the Pipelines container. However, you can manually select Composer 2 as shown in the following code snippet. Note that the minimum schema version required when using the composer service key is 1.3.0.

    version: 1.3.0
    - composer:
       version: 2
    - mysql
    - php:
       version: 8.0
  • Drush

  • Fontconfig

  • Gem

  • Git

  • Google Chrome

  • imagemagick

  • MySQL

  • Node.js

  • npm

  • nvm

  • patch

  • PHP

  • rbenv

  • rsync

  • SOAP

  • Ruby

  • SSH

  • unzip

  • wget

PHP extensions

The following extensions are available for your use with Cloud Platform-provided containers:

  • bcmath
  • bz2
  • gd
  • gmp
  • imagick
  • LDAP
  • mysqli
  • pcntl
  • pdo_mysql
  • SOAP
  • Sodium
  • xsl
  • yaml
  • zip
  • intl