Magento 2 Enterprise vs Community ultimate comparison

Magento 2 Enterprise Extra functionality

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
# Feature Category Comment Reference
1 Database Split Performance & Scalability 3 separate master databases for product, order management, and checkout, not supported in MECE http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/config-guide/multi-master/multi-master.html
2 RabbitMQ messaging system (Message Queues) Performance & Scalability Use of open-source RabbitMQ messaging system http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.1/install-gde/prereq/install-rabbitmq.html
3 Support utilities Operations Set of utilities to make EE support easier http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/config-guide/cli/config-cli-subcommands-spt-util.html
4 Advanced Search (Solr or Elastic Search) Shopper UX Advanced site search – Solr (2.0) or Elastic (2.1) http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.1/config-guide/elasticsearch/es-overview.html
5 Store Credits Marketing Credits on account of customers http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/sales/credit-configure.html
6 Gift Cards Marketing Support of Gift Cards http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/catalog/product-gift-card.html
7 Gift Message Shopper UX Support of Gift Message http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/sales/gift-options.html?Highlight=Gift%20Message
8 Private Sales and Events Marketing http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/marketing/events-private-sales.html
9 Rewards & Loyalty Marketing Loyalty program http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/marketing/rewards-loyalty.html
10 Visual Merchandiser Site management Advanced products sorting http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/configuration/catalog/visual-merchandiser.html
11 Advanced CMS Site management Content hierarchy, staging, campaigns http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/content.html
12 Customer segments Marketing Can be used to deliver content, promotions, prices http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/marketing/customer-segments.html
13 Automated product relationship rules Site management Cross-sells, Up-sells, Related http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/marketing/product-related-rules.html
14 Custom customer attributes Marketing Ability to create custom customer attributes http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/stores/attributes-customer.html
15 Extended Administrator Roles and Privileges Site management Like restrict admin user per website http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/system/permissions.html
16 Advanced B2B functionality B2B From version 2.2
17 Returned Merchandise Authorisation (RMA) Operations http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/sales/returns.html
18 Google Tag manager Support Marketing Support of GTM http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/marketing/google-tag-manager.html
19 Vendor support Operations Official 24/7 support from Magento Inc.
20 Product Category Permissions – by Customer Group/Website Marketing Show product categories by customer group and website http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/catalog/category-permissions.html
21 Order by SKU Shopper UX Allows customers to add products by SKU (good for B2B) http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/sales/order-by-sku.html
22 Multiple wishlists Shopper UX http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/marketing/wishlist-update.html
23 Rule-based Email Reminders Marketing Can be used for adandoned shopping cart recovery http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/marketing/email-reminder-rules-create.html
24 Archives Performance & Scalability Possibility to achive orders, invoices, shipment, credit memos to improve performance http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/sales/order-archive.html
25 Cybersource, eWAY, Worldpay support Payment Out of the box support of these payment methods http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/payment/gateways.html
26 Bluefoot (2.2) Site management Advanced CMS editor
27 Banners Marketing Built in banner management system http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/cms/banners.html
28 Gift Registries Shopper UX Ability to create and share list of gifts for special occasion http://docs.magento.com/m2/ee/user_guide/marketing/gift-registries.html

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.

 

  • Blue_Bovine

    #3 is linking to the enterprise support tool functionality and not Varnish (our Mantra – caching is core, scalability is enterprise). It’s purpose is to provide easy access to gather debug information to reduce friction in our support process. Cache improvements will always be part of core, check out our upcoming 2.2.0 release – we’ve significantly improved real world cache hit rates; along with over all store front server side response times.

    -Chuck (Magento PM – owns performance & scalability)

    • Thanks for correction Chuck. I made changes in the post