Saleor vs Magento

Both systems are open source, but they have very different philosophies and architectures. Saleor has a more modern architecture designed to be technology agnostic and scalable.

Architecture comparison

Magento's extensibility model is tightly coupled with the core system. Extensibility can be achieved using plugins, modules, themes, XML configuration that must be written in PHP and deployed to the server.

Saleor's extensibility model is decoupled from the core system and follows an API-first approach.

Benefits of Saleor's decoupled architecture:

  • Headless. Saleor is a headless system that can be used with any frontend technology.

  • Technology agnostic. Technology stack freedom allows you to pick the best tool for the job and access a larger talent pool.

  • Improved security. Tight coupling increases security risks whereas decoupled architecture reduces the attack surface.

  • Independent deployment. You can deploy your microservices independently.

  • Reliability. Less risk of degrading performance or bringing the whole system down.

  • Scalability. You can allocate resources more efficiently for your services.

  • Cross team collaboration. Decoupled architectures allow teams to collaborate more effectively compared to plugins that create dependencies between teams and projects.

  • Open Standards. Using GraphQL means tapping into a larger ecosystem of tools and communities as opposed to limited, proprietary SDKs.

  • Native GraphQL. GraphQL is Saleor's native API whereas Magento uses REST API natively with GraphQL is available only as a plugin.

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