Comparison To The Enterprise Edition

While the open source version is a cool stuff, however, the enterprise edition has some advantages:

  • support for multitenancy

  • easier installation, it ships as a deb package and an install script

  • the Launch my instance! free service

  • support for multiple nodes (scale out), it may come handy if you have really lots of data

  • flexible SMTP routing

  • more choices for authentication, including SSO against Azure AD, AWS Cognito, and other 3rd party Oauth providers, eg. github, linkedin, etc.

  • improved attachment storage. The open source version needs the attachment table to re-assemble the email, the commercial edition doesn’t need it

  • support for compressed or zipped top level dirs. Both editions store one or more files for a single email, thus resulting millions of files in /var/piler/store directory. The enterprise edition allows you to zip them to a series of zip files for easier backup

  • support for Prometheus monitoring

  • support for S3 compatible object stores. You may keep your data files off the archive host, eg. Amazon AWS S3, Wasabi object store, Exoscale, etc or even in a local minio installation.

  • REST api to automate frequent tasks

  • free support during the 30 day evaluation period

  • digitally sign exported emails by pilerexport

  • private issue tracker in case of the support service

  • Zipkin compatible tracing support for the GUI. You may use Jaeger as well