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Acquia

39 Ratings

Acquia

39 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

OpenText TeamSite

13 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
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OpenText TeamSite

Not appropriate for cloud deployments.Would be great for companies stuck in 2004 or companies who are prejudiced against open source giants in this space like Elasticsearch.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia
8.9
OpenText TeamSite
Role-based user permissions
Acquia
8.9
OpenText TeamSite

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia
8.5
OpenText TeamSite
API
Acquia
9.0
OpenText TeamSite
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia
8.1
OpenText TeamSite

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

Acquia
8.5
OpenText TeamSite
Content taxonomy
Acquia
8.0
OpenText TeamSite
SEO support
Acquia
9.0
OpenText TeamSite
Bulk management
Acquia
7.7
OpenText TeamSite
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia
9.1
OpenText TeamSite
Community / comment management
Acquia
8.5
OpenText TeamSite

Pros

  • The Acquia Cloud Hosting (enterprise) provides a three-server solution. You have a Development, Staging (or UAT), and Production servers with a clear path of deployment straight up the chain. You may use Acquia's own Cloud Hooks, or their web admin UI interface to deploy to any or all of the servers.
  • Git is one of the foundation services built-in to the management of the website codebase. Allowing a developer, or well-trained end user (university employee) to easily deploy a tag or branch to any one of the servers, makes it very easy for us to offload the server / account management to the school, while we focus on improving their site.
  • Not only does Acquia Cloud provide a multi-datacenter failover disaster recovery solution, but they also maintain a multi-region failover as well, which allows for a fully redundant enviroment to be maintained in two geographic regions. No fear of losing any database changes or form submissions from students.
  • Lastly, the onboarding process is constantly being improved, and as I have been a third-party vendor involved in many of our hosting negotiations, I have seen it firsthand. Each enterprise client is assigned a small team of engineers, technical leads, and a pseudo-project-manager to explain the process in layman's terms to the client (university / college for my example), but they also perform a number of code reviews and best-practice analysis of a site prior to launch.
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  • If you are nostalgic for 2004 style, closed source, poorly documented, ultra-proprietary, "enterprise"-ey type apps...this will be for you.
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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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  • Draconian licensing methods; license is tied to IP address of one of the network interfaces so this product is incompatible with cloud deployment.
  • Very poor documentation - we've never been able to get to the bottom of an issue in a "self service" manner by using the available support documentation. We're always at the mercy of the sub-par helpdesk.
  • Doesn't lend itself to automation - configuration is some obscure format that is impossible to automate
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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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OpenText TeamSite3.6
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

  1. Setting up a local development environment with Drupal is easy and cheap
  2. Setting up an efficient development/deployment process is easy.
  3. Theming SharePoint is extremely difficult.
  4. Many SharePoint modules (aka webparts) are quirky and don't work as expected.
  5. Lists and libraries are quirky and also often do not work as expected.
  6. SharePoint is slow and does not give you real access to the database that powers it.
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Elasticsearch is scalable, ready for cloud deployments, and documentation is readily available and comprehensive.Our using HP Autonomy is based on the sunk cost fallacy.
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Return on Investment

  • Increases security
  • Quickly revert changes in an emergency
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  • Every change related to Autonomy is mired down by the inefficient but necessary exchange with product support personnel.
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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

OpenText TeamSite

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