Adobe CQ5 and You


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At ThoughtMatrix, we work with numerous different Content Management Platforms, and Adobe CQ5 has some unique differentiators, however everything comes with challenges and drawbacks in the world of Enterprise software. What follows is a high-level overview and some insights from our work with CQ5.

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Adobe CQ5 and You

  1. 1. Adobe CQ5 and You November 2011Presented by Tom MotleyAdobe CQ5 Practice Lead ThoughtMatrix immersive digital experiences ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  2. 2. OverviewIn July of 2010 Adobe acquired Day Software as part of their strategy to deliver a fullsuite of Enterprise Web solutions. Combined with their acquisition of Omniture, Adobehas assembled all the components to deliver a world-class stack for businesses thatwant to maximize the value of their customer interactions across all digital touchpointsAt ThoughtMatrix, we work with numerous different Content Management Platforms,and Adobe has some unique differentiators, however everything comes with challengesand drawbacks in the world of Enterprise software.What follows is a high-level overview and some insights from our work with CQ5. If youwant to learn more, please contact us or ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  3. 3. What CQ5 Is It is a full-service Enterprise Java WCMS with easy-to-use authoring tool (in same category as Vignette, Fatwire, SDL Tridion). It is built to Java CMS open standards and built to scale. It has deep integration with Adobe Livecycle tools which creates an end-to-end customer engagement suite ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  4. 4. What CQ5 Isn’t It’s not a lightweight CMS.  CQ5 is designed for authoring geographically dispersed websites and/or sites that need to scale to 10,000s of users.  Don’t use it when a WordPress site would do (or Magnolia CMS if you want Java/JCR) The current brand position is still evolving and can be confusing  What is the actual name and exactly how does it fit in to the Adobe stack…WEM? ADEP? CQ5? WTH? It is quite expensive – although everything is negotiable ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  5. 5. The Stack OSGI Container (Apache Felix Day CQ5 Application Web Services (Apache CXF) Tag Libraries Domain Common App 1 Bundle Bundle Bundle Web Service App External Data App 2 Web Service Bundle Bundle Day and Apache Presentation Bundles Static Pages Hibernate Apache Sling Java Content Repository (JCR) Database Site Content Application 1 Data CMS System Files Application 1 Data ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  6. 6. The Author-Publish Model ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  7. 7. The Good Stuff Best-in-class usability. The user interface consistently outpaces their competition with regard to ease-of-use by authors/editors and other non-technical users In-place content editing. Author can click a page, add text, pictures, etc. (this is controlled by the ‘template’ which the developer/designer created) Superb mobile site support. In-context edit the same page for each smart phone device (because it’s a truly RESTful architecture, the same content can be rendered in many different ways including location and medium) Highly scalable architecture. Due to its ‘share-nothing’ architecture and no-DB solution (it is highly coupled to the local file system, and stateless, so no session or DB sync issues) Extremely portable. Easy to import/export both bundles and repository content makes it very portable (you can zip up whole sites and send them to a friend) ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  8. 8. The Bad Stuff Its ‘pure’ architecture looks fantastic on paper, but the real-time experience is somewhat complex (the authoring tool is feature-rich but a little clunky in action) The OSGI deployment framework is complex and not that widely accepted/supported in the industry yet It is not trivial to port to EC2 or VM-based environments (it makes large demands on the local OS resources) The Developer API is three layers of JCR Implementations (hence, three ways to retrieve a content node, and you get different interfaces with each – Sling/CRX/JCR). Scripting is JSP by default ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  9. 9. Numerous Content Connectors for Integration OpenText LiveLink Connector Vignette Connector Interwoven Connector MS Sharepoint Connector EMX Documentum Connector FileNet P8 Connector IBM Lous Notes Domino Connector Fast to JCR Adapter Database Connector ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  10. 10. The Dashboard View ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  11. 11. Page Navigation and Management ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  12. 12. In-Context Page Editing ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  13. 13. Authoring for Mobile ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  14. 14. Strong Internationalization and Localization Support ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  15. 15. Page Translation In Context ThoughtMatrix Confidential
  16. 16. Thank You!For more information, please contact us here:ThoughtMatrixcms@thought-matrix.com415-217-0009 ThoughtMatrix Confidential