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Liferay strength

Why Liferay is so powerful? What is its strength? Why many organization more often decide to take a Liferay instead expensive comercial solutions?

We hope to answer this questions in this article.

First of all, Liferay is not a fresh blood on a market and someone can say that there is lot of new solutions to choose in, and he will be right. On the other hand, are mature solutions worse than the new one? Hard question but from our experience youth is unpredictable - and when You have a problem to solve there is noone to ask about it.

Liferay is on a market for more than a 10 years what makes it a very mature solution that has been improved for all this years.

Another pros of Liferay is its architecture. It is open what means that You can use any Java application server You want (or need - not everywhere good experts can be found just for the application server We are forced to use):

  • Tomcat
  • JBoss
  • Glassfish
  • WebLogic
  • WebSphere


You can choose any database You want (there is no need to be sticked to comercial version):

  • PostgreSQL
  • Oracle
  • MySql
  • SQL Server


Developers can choose any Java web framework to create custom modules:

  • JSF (this is our favorite, with PrimeFaces library - Ultimate JSF Component Suite)
  • Spring MVC
  • Liferay MVC
  • Vaadin
  • Struts


Liferay has built-in multiple features that can handle lot of customers' requirements:

  • Integrated workflow
  • Advanced publishing
  • multi-device support
  • Business-defined content types
  • Customizable pages
  • Flexible user interface