Jayan Kandathil

On June 20, 2011, Adobe announced its new “Digital Enterprise Platform” software or ADEP. The platform is designed to address a new problem domain that Adobe and others have identified as “Customer Experience Management” or CEM. Please use the Twitter hashtag #AdobeCEM to follow tweets regarding CEM.

For customers with extant investment in Adobe LiveCycle and are wondering about what all of this means to them, here are some points to consider:

1) The enterprise services, and the orchestration capabilities that LiveCycle provided will all continue to be available as part of the new Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform software. They will henceforth be called “Document Services“.

2) “Document Services” will continue to be J2EE (JEE) applications requiring a J2EE appserver such as JBoss, WebSphere or WebLogic as well as a relational database such as Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 or MySQL.

3) Day CQ5 will become a “Customer Experience Solution” named “Web Experience Management”. There will also be other Customer Experience Solutions.

4) Mosaic will henceforth be called “Composite Application Framework”

5) LiveCycle Data Services will become “Data Services”

5) All “Customer Experience Solutions”, “Composite Application Framework” and “Data Services” will run on the new Apache Felix OSGi framework, not J2EE (no Tomcat, JBoss, WebSphere or WebLogic required). They will be using a JSR-283 compliant Java Content Repository (JCR) – no relational database will be required.

Here’s a simple equation to remember:
ADEP = LiveCycle + (Day) CQ5 + Mosaic + Data Services + “Customer Experience Solutions” (formerly “Solution Accelerators”)

We will be renaming this blog once the Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform software is released.

For those interested in the history of Adobe’s LiveCycle brand, see this.

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Original article at http://blogs.adobe.com/livecycle/2011/06/adobe-retires-the-livecycle-brand-its-services-become-part-of-broader-capability.html.