January 16th, 2023
As a developer working with Magento for years, I was taken aback when I heard the news of Adobe's platform acquisition in 2018. Naturally, this left many of us wondering what this acquisition means for the future of Magento and its users. Will the open-source version still exist? What will be Adobe’s focus? In this article, I will delve into what to expect from Magento now that it is under Adobe's ownership.
Firstly, it is important to note that Adobe’s acquisition of Magento does not mean the end of the open-source version. In fact, Adobe has stated that they are committed to continuing the development of the open-source version of Magento, known as Magento Community Edition. This is excellent news for small businesses and developers who rely on the platform to build and maintain their e-commerce websites.
Furthermore, Adobe has even gone as far as releasing a new version of Magento Community Edition – version 2.4 – which significantly improves its security and performance. This clearly indicates that Adobe has not only kept its promise to continue supporting the open-source version but is also investing in it.
So, where can you get the open-source version of Magento? Well, it is available for download on the Magento website, just as it has always been. If you’re new to Magento, the open-source version is an excellent place to start. It allows you to test the platform’s features and functionality before deciding whether to upgrade to the paid version. Additionally, the open-source version is free, so it is an ideal solution for small businesses with a limited budget.
However, it’s worth noting that while the open-source version is free, there may be additional costs associated with using it. For example, you will need to purchase hosting and domain name services, as well as themes and extensions, which can increase the overall cost. This is why some businesses opt for the paid version of Magento, as it comes with additional features and support.
Speaking of the paid version of Magento, Adobe’s focus on the platform has shifted towards Magento Commerce – the enterprise version of Magento. Magento Commerce is an all-in-one solution that provides businesses with a range of features and services, including cloud hosting, customer segmentation, and personalization, as well as analytics and reporting.
As part of Adobe’s acquisition, Magento Commerce has been integrated with other Adobe products, such as Adobe Experience Cloud and Adobe Analytics, allowing businesses to take advantage of a comprehensive suite of tools for managing their e-commerce operations. This is great news for large enterprises that require a robust and scalable e-commerce platform.
So, what can we expect from Magento in the future? Well, Adobe’s acquisition of Magento is expected to result in significant improvements to the platform. This is because Adobe has a reputation for investing in its products and services, constantly seeking to innovate and improve. By combining Magento’s e-commerce capabilities with Adobe’s expertise in marketing and analytics, we can expect to see new and exciting features added to the platform in the near future.
Additionally, Adobe’s acquisition of Magento has led to the formation of a new business unit within Adobe – the Magento Business Unit. This unit is dedicated to the development and growth of the Magento platform, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of the e-commerce industry. This is a clear indication of Adobe’s commitment to Magento, and its desire to build on the success of the platform.
In conclusion, Adobe’s acquisition of Magento has not affected the availability of the open-source version of the platform. Adobe has committed to its continued development, and we can expect to see significant improvements to both the open-source and paid versions of Magento in the future. As a developer, I look forward to seeing the new features and improvements that Adobe will bring to the platform, and I am excited about the possibilities for the future of Magento. If you have additional questions or would like to get started with Magneto, contact us today!