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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

It is particularly useful for quickly setting up environments that need significant customization and set up for continuous delivery. I would say Acquia is less appropriate for smaller scale sites that wouldn't necessarily need the separated environments.
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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Liferay Portal is a framework which comes with a fine grained security/permission model, (Web) Content Management, Authentication and Authorization, outbox portlets with different features to manage content or users. So if any business application has below questions then I can recommend not to use Liferay as a platform.
  • Application is big but not content or user driven.
  • Application with few static contents.
  • Application with batch transactions(DB) i.e. insert , update db records in batch.
  • Application with ERP capabilities.
  • Application with Big Data support.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.7
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.7
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
API
Acquia
8.9
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.9
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.9
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Form generator
Acquia
6.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
SEO support
Acquia
9.1
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Bulk management
Acquia
7.8
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.2
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.6
Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

Pros

  • Hosting
  • Support
  • Specially tuned environments
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  • OpenSource: Liferay is open source portal framework so developers can easily extend or customize it for their organization or department based on their requirement.
  • OutOfBox: Liferay Portal is not only a portal platform. It also provides a 60+ applications and tools included in the form of portlets. These portlets are available out of the box or in the form of plugins.
  • MarketPlace: Liferay has it own market place (i.e app store) where developer or contributors are contributing their ideas (application) so community can use it freely (some are paid).
  • Enterprise-Ready Portal Solution: It is fully ready to support mission-critical, enterprise applications in an environment configured for multiple redundancies and 24/7 up-times.
  • High Availability and High Performance: Liferay Portal has been tested to support more than 3,000 concurrent transactions (33,000 simultaneous users) on a single 8-core application server, with mean login times under one second and maximum ½ throughput of 79+ logins per second. Liferay Portal has proven to handle millions of page views and over 1.3 million users.
  • Liferay Portal is also deployable to the Cloud and virtual server environments and ensures high availability and performance with: Hardware/Software Load Balancing, HTTP Failover, Session Replication
  • Distributed Cache using Lightweight Multicast Protocol
  • Terracotta, Oracle RAC, and other scalability solutions
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Cons

  • Account support is limited on the Cloud Professional plan and requires you to purchase support tickets for the smallest issues, whereas other providers usually provide basic support free of charge.
  • Acquia is very expensive, so unless you're an enterprise level partner, then it is likely out of your budget.
  • The online documentation could use a refresh in design and can be frustrating to search through for answers.
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  • Portal Security: It has good security model but in few areas it requires improvement.
  • Encrypt LDAP passwords on import
  • Log in should be via SSL by default
  • Upgrade/patch process should include an alert in the control panel
  • Add virus scan for uploaded files
  • Server Administration
  • Garbage Collector should be able to be scheduled to run from the control panel
  • Reindexing should be able to be scheduled from the control panel
  • Provide GUI to change the default Liferay favorite icon to any desired logo
  • LDAP mapping GUI to custom Liferay attributes
  • Configurations: Less configurations from properties files and provide more GUI to update from control panel.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
Acquia makes Drupal better and contributes significantly to the development of the project. The people are great and we are happy to be a partner
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Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are currently using Liferay Portal and plan to keep using it.
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Alternatives Considered

Acquia is more fully featured and mature.
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Alfresco: Very good CMS but not good for presentation or front end technology.Portofino: Not much scalable and high available CMS.eXo Platform: Slowly growing in market but not mature community like Liferay and less support from community.Microsoft SharePoint: Proprietary Software from Microsoft. Nuxeo ECM Platform: Picking up the market but not mature community and support from the community.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased speed
  • Better security
  • Faster time to market
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  • Liferay scales well both in terms of performance but also in terms of operational self-service and eases the burden on IT.
  • Compliance, Marketing and Client Engagement teams can create and modify content and submit it for approval. This results in lower operational costs in the areas of new private-label sites and maintenance of current sites because, prior to Liferay, site content management required expensive IT software engineering resources to implement compliance and marketing content changes.
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Pricing Details

Acquia

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Email sales@liferay.com for pricing information.