Magento 2 Enterprise vs Community ultimate comparison

When I prepared to Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist exam, significant part of the questions were related with the differences between version 2.X Magento Enterprise (now being rebranded as “Magento Cloud“) and Magento Community (rebranded as “Magento Open Source“).

While there are articles and blog posts around comparing Magento 2 editions, I have found that most of them do not include all the differences and sometimes even provide incorrect information. A bit surprising that Magento Inc. itself hasn’t bothered to make a comparison list to stress the extra value that Enterprise/Cloud provides over Community/Open Source. So I spent fair bit of time and prepared full list of Magento Enterprise Edition only features. The goal was to produce full, but concise document, kind of a cheat sheet and the result is below.

Magento 2 Enterprise only features
1Database SplitPerformance & Scalability3 separate master databases for product, order management, and checkout, not supported in MECE
2RabbitMQ messaging system (Message Queues)Performance & ScalabilityUse of open-source RabbitMQ messaging system
3Support utilitiesOperationsSet of utilities to make EE support easier
4Advanced Search (Solr or Elastic Search)Shopper UXAdvanced site search – Solr (2.0) or Elastic (2.1)
5Store CreditsMarketingCredits on account of customers
6Gift CardsMarketingSupport of Gift Cards
7Gift MessageShopper UXSupport of Gift Message
8Private Sales and EventsMarketing
9Rewards & LoyaltyMarketingLoyalty program
10Visual MerchandiserSite managementAdvanced products sorting
11Advanced CMSSite managementContent hierarchy, staging, campaigns
12Customer segmentsMarketingCan be used to deliver content, promotions, prices
13Automated product relationship rulesSite managementCross-sells, Up-sells, Related
14Custom customer attributesMarketingAbility to create custom customer attributes
15Extended Administrator Roles and PrivilegesSite managementLike restrict admin user per website
16Advanced B2B functionalityB2BFrom version 2.2
17Returned Merchandise Authorisation (RMA)Operations
18Google Tag manager SupportMarketingSupport of GTM
19Vendor supportOperationsOfficial 24/7 support from Magento Inc.
20Product Category Permissions – by Customer Group/WebsiteMarketingShow product categories by customer group and website
21Order by SKUShopper UXAllows customers to add products by SKU (good for B2B)
22Multiple wishlistsShopper UX
23Rule-based Email RemindersMarketingCan be used for adandoned shopping cart recovery
24ArchivesPerformance & ScalabilityPossibility to achive orders, invoices, shipment, credit memos to improve performance
25Cybersource, eWAY, Worldpay supportPaymentOut of the box support of these payment methods
26Bluefoot (2.2)Site managementAdvanced CMS editor
27BannersMarketingBuilt in banner management system
28Gift RegistriesShopper UXAbility to create and share list of gifts for special occasion

For most lines I have added a category and a reference to Magento 2 official documentation where you can go to check for more details.

This table is also available on Google Docs.

While I did my best to list all the features, if you know any Magento Enterprise Edition feature missed – your comment to this post will be much appreciated.


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