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ColdFusion Enterprise (2018 Release)

ColdFusion Enterprise (2016 Release)

ColdFusion 11 Enterprise

API Manager

Threat Protection

Policy Management
Multitenancy Support
API monitoring

API version and lifecycle management


API Access Control


API rate limiting and throttling


API developer portal


SOAP gateway


External storage for session scope


API Caching


Enterprise API management


SOAP to REST translation


Mobile development

Client-side database integration

CFML-based mobile app development

Device detection

Native device APIs

On—device debugging

Remote inspection

Client-side database access

Customised tag framework

Application Development

Asynchronous programming


Full CFSCRIPT support
REPL support
REST playground
Code profiler
Distributed cache

Command line interface


Member functions

QueryExecute and Elvis operator

Social log in support and social plug-in integration

Customised serialiser and de-serialiser for JSON and XML

Multi-site RESTful web services

Object-relational mapping (ORM)

ORM text search

Advanced caching (ehcache)

Ajax UI component

Ajax framework

Image manipulation

RSSand atom feed creation and consumption

ZIP and JAR archive file manipulation

Database introspection

Customised server-side chart styles

Server-side charting and graphing

ColdFusion components (CFCs)

XML support

XPath support

Web services (SOAP)


Built-in support for REST

File manipulation

.NET assembly support (DLL)

Java, servlet and EJB connectivity


FTP and SFTP servers

Virtual file systems (RAM)

Virtual file systems (ZIP, JAR, FTP, SFTP)

Multi-threaded CFML(CFTHREAD) *

Database client connection management

Support for additional database types

Database exception handling

Failover support for database

Revamped scheduler engine

Grouping of scheduled tasks

Misfire and exception handling of scheduled tasks

Scheduled task priority

Listeners for scheduled tasks

Cluster support for scheduled tasks

Chaining of scheduled tasks

Application-specific scheduled tasks

Support for closures

CFC auto constructor

CFC method chaining

For-in support for queries and lists

Hotfix installer

Instant notification for updates in ColdFusion Administrator

CFScript support

Flex and Adobe AIR lazy loading

Advanced protocol support

Gateway architecture

Data management service

Data services messaging

Enterprise IM gateways (Sametime and XMPP)

Asynchronous CFML gateway

SMS gateway

JMS gateway

TCP/IP socket gateway

Directory watcher gateway

Document services

PDF digital signatures

PDF archiving

Full PDF DDX support

PDF redaction


PDF sanitisation


Exchange comments across files


Standardised PDF metadata


PDF attachments


PDF stamp support


Cluster support for HTML to PDF conversion

Microsoft Office 2010 PowerPoint file generation

PDF file conversion from Microsoft Office 2010 Word and PowerPoint

MS Office 2010 Excel support

PDF form processing

PDF document manipulation

Server-side printing

Online presentation generation

PDF file generation from HTML

Structured reporting

Enterprise infrastructure

64-bit support

Administrative user and role management

Request limit management

Operating system virtualisation support **

High-scalability email engine

Web-based multi-instance manager

Web-based cluster manager

JEE package deployment (EAR/WAR)

Multiple server instances

Instance clustering

Enterprise database drivers

ColdFusion archiving and deployment (CAR)


Cluster support for HTML5 web sockets

Port80 support for HTML5 web sockets

SSLv3 support for HTML web sockets

HTML5 charts

Built-in HTML5 videoplayer

Fall back from HTML5 to Adobe Flash technology and vice versa

Skinning support for HTML5 videoplayer

Support for events and JavaScript interface for HTML5 videoplayer

Geo-location capability with CFMAP

Suport for HTML5 input types

Support for websocket protocol on server

Interface for publish and subscribe using web socket

Customised styles for HTML5 charts

Integrated solutions

Embedded Apache Solr full-text search engine

Support for dynamic customised fields for Solr

Data import handler for Solr

Adobe LiveCycle Data Services ES integration

Eclipse based debugging

Flash remoting

Adobe Dreamweaver and Eclipse extensions

User-defined functions

Microsoft SharePoint web parts

Microsoft SharePoint single sign-on

Java portal integration (JSR-168, JSR-286, WSRP)

Email servers (POP and IMAP)

Support for Microsoft Exchange 2010

Microsoft Exchange server integration

Directory servers (Active Directory and LDAP)

Apache Tomcat integration

Revamped Adobe Flash videoplayer

Bi-directional Java integration

Java classes loaded from customised paths

Java dynamic proxies from CFCs

Ability to invoke CFCs from Java classes

Tight integration with ColdFusion Builder


Auto lockdown



Windows NT domain authentication

RSA FIPS 140–compliant strong cryptology

Security sandboxing

Built-in functions to protect against XSS and CSRF

Log In mechanism

Security code analyzer


Session cookie management

Server manager and monitor

Desktop-based server manager


Server Monitor
Database Monitor
External Services Monitor
Automatic Connector Tuning

Web-based server administration

Administrator API

Compiled application deployment (sourceless)

Server monitoring dashboard

Server monitoring API

* - On Standard Edition, the maximum limit of threads that can be spawned via CFTHREAD is 10. Threads created by CFTHREAD in excess of this are queued.There is no such limit on Enterprise Edition

** - Data can be pushed to no more than five clients on Standard, unlimited on Enterprise

— Restricted features in ColdFusion Standard Edition: Enterprise features run through the Enterprise Feature Router (EFR). These features run in theStandard edition. However, all features running through the EFR are limited to one shared simultaneous request

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