Compare Thunder CMS vs. Contentful

Thunder CMS Contentful
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Product intro

Thunder is a Drupal 8 distribution specialised for media houses. It is initially developed by Burda, a German media company, who is now seeking to get other members on the project.

Contentful is a pure CaaS (Content as a Service) player. It comes from Berlin, and is currently the global market leader for decoupled hosted content management.

Main advantages
  • Everything included
  • Relatively modern architecture
  • Easy to get started
  • Widely used across industries
  • No technical operations needed
  • Free tier for hobbyists
Main disvantages
  • Coupling on pre-packaged product
  • One size fits all - a lot of choices have been made
  • Unsure future with being a new distribution
  • Limited customisation capabilities
  • Vendor lock in (though export is possible)
  • Pricing for large amounts of content
Product detailsThunder CMS Contentful

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