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Liferay Inc.
ProductsLiferay Portal
Liferay Commerce
Liferay Analytics Cloud
Liferay DXP Cloud

Liferay, Inc., is an open-source company that provides free documentation and paid professional service to users of its software. Mainly focused on enterprise portal technology, the company has its headquarters in Diamond Bar, California, United States.


Liferay's original product, Liferay Portal, was created in 2000 by chief software architect Brian Chan to provide an enterprise portal solution[buzzword] for non-profit organizations.[1][failed verification] In 2004, the company was incorporated under the name Liferay, Inc. and formalized its Germany subsidiary Liferay GmbH. In 2007, the company opened a new Asian headquarters in Dalian, China, and the Spanish subsidiary Liferay SL. In March 2009, the company opened a new office in Bangalore, India. To date Liferay has 22 offices worldwide [2] with over 250 partners [3] and 180,000 open source community members.[citation needed]

Sun Microsystems and Liferay signed a technology-sharing agreement during May 2008.[4] Sun Microsystems rebranded the offering GlassFish Web Space Server. ZDNet further describes the relationship in the May 2008 article Sun and Liferay launch web-presentation platform.[5] In 2010 Sun was acquired by Oracle[6] and the GlassFish Web Space Server was not included in their portal roadmap, with all prospects turned over to Liferay, Inc.

In April 2013, Liferay partnered with TIBCO Software to offer a series of Liferay enterprise Connectivity Adapters (eC Adapters) that use TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks with the intention of easing integration of Liferay Portal with multiple systems.[7]

In May 2016, the company introduced Liferay Digital Experience Platform, an expansion of the original Liferay Portal, to offer additional functionality such as engagement metrics.[8]

In July 2018, Liferay released two new products: a B2B focused digital commerce solution[buzzword] named Liferay Commerce, and a cloud analytics software called Liferay Analytics Cloud.[9]

In October 2018, Liferay DXP Cloud was released to help enterprise organizations move to the cloud.[10]

In December 2019, collaborative editing of documents was fully introduced in Liferay with the integration of OnlyOffice editors via the integration app.[11]

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  1. ^ Howard, Phil (October 18, 2005). "Liferay after Plumtree: Pure play portals alive and kicking". The Register.
  2. ^ "About Us / Locations". July 2018.
  3. ^ "Liferay Partners". July 2018.
  4. ^ "Sun Microsystems Joins Liferay Open Source Community". Businesswire. 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  5. ^ Bridgwater, Adrian (2008-05-08). "Sun and Liferay launch web-presentation platform". ZDnet. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  6. ^ Shankland, Stephen (2010-01-27). "Oracle buys Sun, becomes hardware company". CNET. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  7. ^ Levine, Barry (2013-04-30). "Enterprise Portal Liferay Partners with TIBCO Software for Lower Cost Back-End Integration". Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  8. ^ "Liferay Announces a Platform for the Digital Enterprise". 2016-05-03. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  9. ^ Jackson, Brian (2018-07-10). "Liferay leaps into digital customer experience market, seeks growth in Canada". IT World Canada. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  10. ^ "Liferay Introduces Liferay DXP Cloud to Accelerate Digital Innovation". Business Insider. 2018-10-09. Retrieved 2020-09-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Collaborative Document Editing with Only Office". Liferay Partner Italia. Retrieved 2020-07-04.