Magnolia 2.0 released: Usability and J2EE Enterprise Content Management in one hard-to-beat Open-Source package.
Basel (Switzerland), Nov. 15th 2004
With the release of Magnolia 2.0, a new generation of Open-Source Content Management is entering the highly competitive CMS market. Great usability paired with all advantages of web-based systems and built for the enterprise strength J2EE platform: a combination only Magnolia offers. As open-source software with the well-known advantages regarding TCO (total cost of ownership), security and expandability, Magnolia is also foremost in adopting new standards. Magnolia accesses content using JSR-170, the "Java Content Repository API". According to industry experts, JSR-170 will bring about major advances in interoperability and investment protection. Here, Magnolia delivers today what commercial vendors will tomorrow.
Magnolia 2.0 from Obinary is the most progressive open-source J2EE Enterprise content management system today. Magnolia 2.0 offers some outstanding features, even compared to commercially licensed systems. The developers at Obinary succeeded in transferring well-known desktop software behavior to the web-based user interface. The result is a substantially improved user experience, which for once earns the often-strained description "intuitive". All actions can be performed directly in the web-browser using the right mouse button. Content elements can be moved and sorted using drag & drop. Thus the use of the system is simplified and faster, and required user training and resulting costs are minimized.
Magnolia 2.0 is first open-source CMS and one of the first products at all based on the new JSR-170 standard, which defines the "Java Content Repository API". Communication between "Content Repositories" and applications is standardized and implemented vendor-independently. Content repositories specialize on intelligent content storage, while applications like Magnolia can focus on the management and presentation of content. Content from different applications supporting this standard can be shared easily, managed vendor-neutrally and stored future compatible. Magnolia 2.0 uses the open-source licensed JSR-170-implementation "Jackrabbit" as a content repository, based on version 0.14 of the JSR-170 standard definition.
Magnolia 2.0 has a modular architecture, which offers efficiency and performance and allows easy and precise extensibility. As a J2EE solution, Magnolia 2.0 offers the excellent scalability, availability and performance this technology is known for. Companies like Siemens Enterprise and numerous customers from the pharmaceutical industries are already using Magnolia today.
Magnolia 2.0 has been developed by Obinary, a software and consulting firm located in Basel/Switzerland that also offers commercial support, hosting, training and implementation services for Magnolia. Magnolia 2.0 is available from http://www.magnolia.info/ and can be tested online at http://www.magnolia.info/demo.
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