Differences Between Magento Enterprise and Magento Community
- July 30th, 2009
Pod1 has added it’s contribution to well-written comparison articles of Magento’s Enterprise and Community versions. You can read the full article here.
Both are based on the same Magento Core code, which will be kept in parallel ongoing, The differences with the Enterprise Edition break down into 2 categories:
- The support for the code
- Additional plug-ins and modules that are not available in the Community Edition
The article goes on to specifically discuss what the level of support you receive with the Enterprise edition and what that will give a user above the community edition. The most talked about difference is the PCI compliance potential:
Finally, Varien are pursuing PCI compliance for the Enterprise Edition, under the PA-DSS scheme, which will mean that the application itself will be PCI compliant. This is different from what Pod1 is pursuing on PCI, which is making our implementations (hosting plus procedures plus code) compliant. PA-DSS would be very useful to Pod1 and its clients, and it’s an important part of our PCI strategy.