BlueSpice MediaWiki vs. Confluence vs. MediaWiki

General Features BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Version
3.1
5.2
1.32.2
Last Release Date
2019-09-18 (2 months ago)
2013-08-12 (6 years ago)
2019-06-05 (6 months ago)
Last Update here
2019-09-30 (2 months ago)
2013-08-22 (6 years ago)
2019-06-21 (5 months ago)
Author
Hallo Welt! GmbH
Atlassian
Magnus Manske, Brion Vibber, Lee Daniel Crocker, Tim Starling, Erik Möller, and others.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
No
Yes
License
GPLv3
Commercial + Free personal/open source project/community use
GPL
Programming Language
PHP
Java
PHP
Data Storage
Database
Database
Database
License Cost/ Fee
0
starting at US $10 installed (unlimited wikis)
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Intended Audience
Enterprise + Technical Teams
Enterprise + Technical Teams
End Users/Desktop, Education
Hosting Features BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Storage Quota
N/A
Unlimited
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
No
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
No
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
Yes
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
Optional
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
No
N/A
System Requirements BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Operating System
Linux, Windows
Windows, Linux and Unix variants
*nix, Windows, Mac OS X
Root Access
Yes
No
No
Webserver
Apache 2+ / IIS 8+
Apache Tomcat
Any with PHP support
Other Requirements
Apache Tomcat 8, ElasticSearch 6+, Java 8+, NodeJS 6+
Oracle JDK 1.6.0_4+
none
Datastorage BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Text Files
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
Yes
Yes
SQLite
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
RCS
No
No
No
Other
No
Security/Anti-Spam BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Page Permissions
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Authentication Backends
Yes
LDAP, NTLM, Siteminder, CAS and more
Yes
Host Blocking
Yes
No
Yes
Mail Encryption
No
Optional
Plugin
nofollow
Optional
Optional
Optional
Blacklist
Yes
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Delayed Indexing
No
No
No
Development/Support BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
# of Consultants
Preconfigured Hosting
Yes
Yes
Yes
Code Repository
Issue Tracker
Mailing List
Support Forum
Chat Channel
Stars on GitHub
N/A
N/A
N/A
Common Features BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Preview
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minor Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change Summary
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page History
Yes
Yes
Yes
Page Revisions
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Revision Diffs
Between all
Between all
Between all
Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Right-to-Left Support
Optional
No
Yes
Interface Languages
30
Arabic, Bashkir, Breton, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Persian, French, Galician, Hebrew, Interlingua, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Dutch, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
15
Danish, German, Greek, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Chinese, Chinese Traditional
140
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
Email notification
Yes
Yes
Optional
Comments
Discussion Pages
Threaded
Discussion Pages
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Namespaces
Yes
Yes
Yes
Conflict Handling
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
Concurrent Editing
No
Unknown
Unknown
Search
Full Text
Full Text
Full Text
Wiki Farming
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Structured Data
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Links BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
CamelCase
No
Yes
No
Freelinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Backlinks
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterWiki
Yes
Optional
Yes
SisterWiki
No
No
No
Image Links
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows Shares
No
Yes
No
Page Redirects
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Syntax Features BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
HTML Tags
Optional
Optional
Some
Math formulas
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Tables
simple + complex
simple + complex
simple + complex
CREOLE support
No
No
No
Markdown Support
No
No
No
Textile Support
No
Yes
No
BBCode Support
No
No
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Footnotes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Quoting
No
Yes
No
Internal Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Custom styles
Yes
Yes
Yes
FAQ Tags
No
Yes
No
Scripting
Java Script
Macros, plugins, widgets, JavaScript and more
Optional
Content Includes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Feed Aggregation
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Usability BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Section Editing
Yes
No
Yes
Page Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double-Click Edit
Optional
No
Optional
Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editing
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Access Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auto Signature
Yes
No
Yes
Statistics BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Recent Changes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wanted Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Orphaned Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Most/Least Popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Recent Visitors
Yes
No
Plugin
Analysis
Yes
Yes
Optional
Output BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Printer Friendly
Print CSS
Print CSS
Print CSS
Mobile Friendly
Yes
Plugin
No
Themes & Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Abbreviations
No
No
No
Auto-TOC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Raw Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
XML export
Yes
Yes
Yes
PDF Export
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Office Export
Optional
Unknown
Unknown
Media and Files BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
File Attachments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Revisions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Embedded Flash
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Embedded Video
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Image Editing
No
Plugin
No
SVG Editing
No
Plugin
No
MindMap Editing
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Media Search
Keywords
Contents
Keywords
Extras BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Calendar
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Image Galleries
Yes
Yes
Yes
Presentations
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Forums
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blogs
Plugin
Yes
No
Ticket System
Optional
Plugin
No
Chat
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Syntax Examples BlueSpice MediaWiki Confluence MediaWiki
Internal Link
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
[Page Title]
[Link Title|Page Title#anchor]
[~username]
[^attachment.doc]
[[a link]]
[[a link|with title]]
External Link
[http://example.org The title]
[http://www.example.com]
[Link Title|http://www.example.com]
[Shortcut Link|PageName@otherwiki]
[http://example.org The title]
Headlines
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
h1. Top Level Heading
h2. Smaller Heading
h6. Smallest Heading
==Section==
===Subsection===
====Sub-subsection====
Bold Format
'''bold'''
*bold*
'''bold'''
Italics Format
''italic''
_italics_
''italic''
Underline Format
<u>underlined</u>
+underline+
<u>underlined</u>
Monospace Format
<tt>monospace</tt>
{{monospace}}
<tt>monospace</tt>
Strikethrough Format
<s>strikethrough</s>
-strikethrough-
<s>strikethrough</s>
Superscript Format
<sup>superscript</sup>
^superscript^
<sup>superscript</sup>
Subscript Format
<sub>subscript</sub>
~subscript~
<sub>subscript</sub>
Images
[[Image:wiki.png]]
[[Image:wiki.png]]
Aligning Text
<center>Centered</center>
<center>Centered</center>
Text Indentation
: indented line
: indented line
Bulleted Lists
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
* one
** one-two
* two
* three
* Item 1
** Item 1.2
* Item 2
Numbered Lists
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
# one
## one-two
# two
# three
# Item 1
## Item 1.2
# Item 2
Definition Lists
; term : definition
; term : definition
Horizontal Rule
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