An open source, cloud-based e-commerce platform

Magento is an open source, cloud-based digital commerce platform developped initially in 2008 and empower merchants to integrate digital and physical shopping experiences. It supports a web-template system which generates multiple similar-looking pages and customizes theme.

Magento is published under the Open Software License (OSL), version 3 and it is written in PHP employing the MySQL/MariaDB relational database management system as well as elements of the Zend Framework.

Magento is the provider of three distinct platforms:

  1. Magento Community Edition is the idealsolution for a developer or tech-savvy merchant that wants to explore the flexibility of the Magento eCommerce platform. Users can modify—and even contribute to—the core code and engage with the community for support and guidance.Highlights:
    • Open source eCommerce software
    • Free to download
    • Community-based support
  2. Magento Enterprise Edition is the high performance, scalable eCommerce solution for fast-growing and large businesses. It has the enterprise-class features and the necessary flexibility to create an eCommerce solution tailored to unique needs. At the same time, it permits users drive more traffic to the store, convert browsers into buyers, and boost online revenue.Highlights:
    • Flexibility to create rich consumer experiences
    • Tailor back-end workflows to your business
    • Hundreds of extensions
    • Open architecture
    • Integrate with other eCommerce solutions
    • Network of partners and certified developers
    • Expert support, training, and consulting services
  3. Magento Enterprise Cloud Edition is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that enables rapid deployment of fully customizable, secure, and scalable web storefronts, combined with a leading hosting and managed services infrastructure.  With a content delivery network and performance management tools pre-integrated in the offering, contract management is easy. It is also built on AWS, a fully redundant cloud hosting infrastructure that provides optimized performance, resilience, and elastic scalability.Highlights:
    • Handles platform and hosting on a global scale
    • Quick to set up
    • Streamlined update process
    • Test, deploy, and promote innovations fast
    • Network of partners and certified developers
    • Simplified contract management

Many leading brands worldwide use Magento for their digital commercial activity, as it can be seen below.