Right now mechanism for importing data from XML files will call “DELETE”, then “INSERT” objects in DB for corresponding tables. It is not using internal SM logic (like for example when we are uploading data via unloads) and working directly with DB. To apply changes it is required to restart SM.
This results into the following problem for customers: they can’t use their DevOps mechanism to deliver "small" changes from DEV to PROD on fly as it will require SM downtime. The only available option for such "small" changes is to apply them using unloads mechanism of SM which makes it hard to track them as such changes aren't using DevOps release control workflow.