X.commerce Signs With Acquia to Migrate eBay and PayPal Developer Content to Drupal [Oct 12, 2011]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - (Marketwire - Oct 12, 2011) - Innovate Developer Conference - Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that eBay's (NASDAQ: EBAY) new business, X.commerce, an open commerce ecosystem, has migrated its X.com developer website and all developer-related content on eBay and PayPal from a proprietary platform to Drupal 7, an open-source content management system (CMS). Using an open environment, X.commerce enables the development of tools and technologies that enhance how consumers shop online.
"Our goal at X.commerce is to create an open commerce ecosystem that developers, technology providers, merchants - and ultimately consumers - can benefit from," said Naveed Anwar, Head of Community, X.commerce. "Working with the open-source technology that Drupal provides fits in very well with our philosophy."
Drupal is open-source software with a community of more than 600,000 users and developers. Its open development model ensures that Drupal remains a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies the Web has to offer. Acquia develops and markets commercial products, services, and technical support for the Drupal social publishing system. Acquia is working with its partner VML, a full service digital marketing agency, and web engineering company TAM Software on the X.commerce site migration.
"X.commerce is at the forefront of development in the commerce technology universe, and we're delighted that the business - along with eBay and PayPal - sees the effectiveness of Drupal as a best-of-breed, enterprise-level solution," said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. "We look forward to helping these market leaders by ensuring a smooth migration, and will work with them to develop new capabilities and technologies that advance the goals of their developer communities."
Drupal is free, open-source software that powers millions of websites and online applications. It runs on industry-standard hosting platforms and connects to virtually all legacy systems. With a community of hundreds of thousands of users and developers, Drupal's success has spawned an enormous business ecosystem. Learn more at http://drupal.org.
About Acquia™, the enterprise guide to Drupal
Acquia empowers enterprises with the open-source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal's creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia's products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it's done for nearly 1,500 enterprise customers including Twitter, Al Jazeera, Turner, Intuit, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, New York Senate and NPR. See who's using Drupal at http://showcase.acquia.com, and for more information please visit www.acquia.com or call 888-9-ACQUIA.
Open commerce ecosystem X.com ditches proprietary software for its developer community of 700,000+ members