Article: Blaze Data Services or LiveCycle Data Services?
This article, by Ryan Knight, compares two similar products: Adobe’s LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS) and Open Source Blaze Data Services. The comparison is necessary to know the differences between the two products in order to choose the right one for a certain situation.
Since LCDS comes in four editions, there are five products in total:
- Blaze Data Services - Free and Open Source edition
- LiveCycle Data Services Community Edition - A supported version of Blaze DS
- LiveCycle Data Service Single-CPU License - A free version of the commercial edition with the additional features but limited to a single CPU
- LiveCycle Data Services - The paid version of the commercial edition with support
- LiveCycle Data Services Enterprise Suite – The paid version plus PDF Generation, Forms, and Digital Signatures, and others.
Choosing one of them needs to take into consideration the following most important factors: the need for support, the need for data management services, and the need for opening hundreds of concurrent connections. Ryan explains which product to choose considering those needs.
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