Friday, May 26, 2006

Content Management Portals

Support for content management in portals is another trend that is catching up very well. ( The other trend that I kept talking about is the collaborative portals.) We have seen quite a few happenings recently in this space. eXo Platform SARL came up with eXo Groupware. Liferay came up with Alfresco portlets and JBoss came up with the tie-up with Alfresco. The intention is same - to get entry into this space. In 2004, I had mentioned that open source portals are not really usable for enterprise level portal implementation based on content management needs.

Now, all of these portals are either supporting or planning to support JCR (JSR 170). eXo has come up with their own implementation for JCR. Whereas JBoss and Liferay are using Apache Jackrabbit for JCR implementation. Alfresco itself claims to be a portal which is making this space more interesting.

I am happy to see that after nearly one and a half year of my post, open source portals started picking up in this space and they are considering it as one of the important feature of portal. Though I think that all open source portals are still a long way to go to be really useable and compete with their commercial counterparts.

On the side note, here is one interesting post on JBoss Portal support for Alfresco.


  1. There is an interesting product called Vyre Unify which is a CMS, DAM application and is also a portal container.

  2. Any opinion about Apache Graffito?