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Acquia

39 Ratings

Magnolia V5+

18 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

Magnolia V5+

18 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

How much money do you have, and how much support do you need?Those are the biggest questions that you need to ask yourself when determining if you want to procure Acquia services. The cost for us was low compared to paying our own employees to run the type of system provided to us by Acquia. But the cost would be much higher for non-enterprise customers who are just looking to have their sites hosted for them. In the end, you get what you pay for - world-class Drupal hosting backed by highly effective customer support.
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Magnolia V5+

Magnolia CMS is a great product to develop enterprise websites, extranets and intranets. At the moment, the community is growing day by day but so far not many extensions are available. Magnolia is an enterprise CMS, the initial learning curve takes time, to learn all its functionalities and how to customize it is necessary to know Java. When one wants to develop just a simple website without complexity which doesn’t need any specific features such as workflow, versioning, environment separation between staging and public, etc. it is preferable to choose another CMS.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
Magnolia V5+
7.0
API
Acquia
9.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Web Content Creation

Acquia
7.4
Magnolia V5+
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia
8.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia
8.8
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Admin section
Acquia
7.8
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Page templates
Acquia
8.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Library of website themes
Acquia
6.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
Publishing workflow
Acquia
7.8
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Form generator
Acquia
6.1
Magnolia V5+
8.0

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
Magnolia V5+
6.6
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
Magnolia V5+
6.0

Pros

  • Deployment management is user friendly and developer extensible.
  • Rudimentary monitoring and logging is user friendly and accessible.
  • The Acquia team is on top of emerging threats, and where possible, silently mitigates the worst of them.
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  • Deployment
  • Development
  • Open Source
  • Easy to Maintain
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Cons

  • "Scheduled" maintenance windows are often non-negotiable, vague and too abrupt.
  • The support escalation is slower than would be expected from a provider focused on enterprise availability.
  • The platform is rigidly composed in a way that serves Acquia's need to serve a wide customer base, and is thus sometimes not ideal for your use case.
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  • The set-up of Magnolia CMS seemed to be a little fiddly.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquia10.0
Based on 8 answers
As a Drupal Web Developer, I have not encountered or been exposed to any other hosting solution that could surpass the benefits of having a site hosted on Acquia Cloud. Although, for any side-project or low-cost freelance gigs, I cannot expect that I'll always have the option of recommending Acquia Cloud, and that's okay. While I am at work and trying to help our team gain more exposure to my companies' extensive list of clients, when we have the fortune of adding another Drupal-based client to our roster, getting those clients on Acquia Cloud makes every other aspect of building or modifying their school website that much easier
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Magnolia V5+9.5
Based on 3 answers
Magnolia is an innovative CMS, for example it is possible to use the ipad to manage the contents. Magnolia’s team works hard to improve the product; the community is small but active and the support for the enterprise version is good. Magnolia’s team asks the users what they think and what they need, and the new functionalities planned for Magnolia 5.3 are very exciting for example the content personalization.
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Alternatives Considered

We evaluated multiple content management solutions, and Drupal was the best fit for our needs.
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I evaluated many CMS products and I’m continuing to evaluate them to verify the new functionality introduced.I evaluated these products: Alfresco, Apache Lenya, DotCMS, Drupal, Liferay, Hippo, Joomla, OpenCMS. I chose Magnolia because Magnolia offers two licensed community editions and the commercial edition, is written in Java, the solution is open and extensible, it is very simple to use for the contributors, and includes a good set of functionalities out of the box, as well as being secure and scalable. I think Alfresco is a very good DMS but the CMS functionality could be improved.If I had to develop a portal with portlet I would choose, but the portlet needs a lot of system resources, as well as the integration of the external product or legacy data which usually doesn’t support natively the portlet so I haven’t used Liferay in a real project.
Apache Lenya, DotCMS, Hippo and OpenCMS are very good products too, especially Hippo CMS which in the last few years made important improvements. Drupal and Joomla are very simple to use and to develop a small website, and there are many extensions available in the community. On the other hand, customizing or integrating other systems is not so simple.
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Return on Investment

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • The biggest business for Tinext is digital marketing. Our team - which includes Sales accounts, Project managers, information architects, software engineers, designers, system engineers, etc. - use Magnolia CMS every day. Having a team focused on a product only is very efficient and allows us to offer a good service and advice to customers.
  • Our customers have very high expectations and need a lot of integration: the flexibility of Magnolia allows us to satisfy every request.
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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
Acquia Editions & Modules
Acquia
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Magnolia V5+

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Magnolia V5+ Editions & Modules
Magnolia V5+
Edition
Magnolia Community Edition
$0
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Standard
-2
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Pro
-2
2. per instance
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