Magento 2, the next generation open soure e-commerce platform is available for the general public from 17th November, 2015. The new version enables the B2B and B2C industries and the retailers to deliver omnichannel and engaging shopping experiences.
Some of the specialities of this new release are as follows.
Boost conversion rates
Improvement in productivity
Challenging opportunities for the developers and partners as well.
The next generation architecture comes with a modular code base meant for easy customization, quick marketing, flexible deployment at private and public cloud environments. The APIs are efficient enough to connect and operate with third party solution, turnkey extensions, and, etc.
Further, the Magento 2.0 platform possess new responsive design reference themes which is helpful in creating the websites at a faster rate, share about products through integrated video, easy check-out, minimal steps and lesser information requirement, one-click account creation and more.
The new Admin panel is intuitive and easy to learn for the new users; saves time in managing daily tasks; touch friendly and thus one may update or track sales while on the move; customize and save views; quick access to business critical information; step-by-step product creation tool; four times faster capability for product imports;faster page loads for catalogs and checkout pages; fast loading of images through pre-integrated Apache Varnish to cache page content; and, etc.
To continue with the advantages of this new version, it provides enterprise-grade scalability and availability with multiple slave databases. It integrates payment gateway systems such as Braintree, PayPal, Authorize.net, WorldPay, and CyberSource which provides security.
And to conclude, this modern architecture reduces the cost and complexity to maintain the website. The site is future proof that easily accommodates upgrades as and when it is released (quarterly basis) and thus saves one from further investment regarding website development.
Reference link: http://magento.com/blog/magento-news/new-era-commerce-innovation