Magento 2 is version 2 of the cms Ecommerce released in 2008. It was released in November 2015 in its version 2.0. This e-commerce platform is one of the most used in France and in the world. In May 2018, Adobe announces the acquisition of Magento for 1.68 billion dollars. Abobe integrates Magento into its suite of software and solutions, as a reference for building an Ecommerce site. In June 2020, Magento 1 will no longer be updated by Adobe. Only the community will continue to feed it. The focus is now on Magento 2 and its new features.
Magento 2 has been developed to resolve several constraints: architecture, security, loading time, B2B functionalities, mobile optimised version.
Magento 2 offers new perspectives for e-commerce sites:
– Reinforced security
– A new design of the administration console, simpler and better
– New functionalities for B2B and B2C
– Improved architecture and code to increase loading speed
– Simplification of the purchasing tunnel
– New management of multilingual sites
The principle of the 2 versions has been kept. On the one hand the Community version: open source and community oriented and on the other hand, a more advanced paid version offering more support: Magento Commerce.