Enterprise Data Engine

Graph-based and transactional with Git-like branches and full-site changeset versioning.

Capture everything. Secure your data with enterprise access policies. And empower teams to work in parallel. Push and pull ideas between workspaces with visual diff/compare for immediate A/B testing.

Define a content model with powerful aspect-oriented content types and associations on top of integrated rules-based behaviors. Everything is indexed for full-text search, SQL-like query, graph based traversal and embedded vector scoring.

Key Features

  • Branches

    Our data engine captures every change and idea with branch-based, multi-document versioning. Work in parallel to fork and merge branches with visual differencing and conflict detection.

  • Structured Content

    Our graph-based content modeling stores nodes, associations and properties, indexing everything for full-text search, query and graph-based traversal. Inheritance, aspects, behaviors.

  • Secure Access Policies

    Define your enterprise security with finely-grained Access Policies.

  • High performance API

    Every function and capability of Gitana is available via the API, no matter whether for editorial or delivery purposes.

Structured Content - framework for organizing, managing, and displaying content

Content Nodes are connected together via Associations to form a graph structure that can be traversed, queried or navigated via GraphQL and the API.

  • Data Relationships

    Both nodes and associations operate as first-class citizens in our data engine. You are free to model properties and behaviors on top of both, letting you automate business logic as content is worked with and connected within the graph.

  • Relator Properties and Pickers

    Design your content types to take advantage of form field types that make it easy for editorial teams to pick and link up relationships in the graph. The data engine keeps these properties in sync going forward, automatically maintaining the graph for you.

  • GraphQL, Traversal, Find

    Use GraphQL or our traversal APIs to incorporate the graph into SQL-like query, full-text search and vector embeddings textual search operations. Constrain these find operations around a subsection of the graph.

Nodes and associations are connected together in a knowledge graph1
Nodes and associations are connected together in a knowledge graph1

The Content Model

Our content model is graph-based and lets you model hierarchical structures and relationships. Nodes and associations are first-class citizens, each maintaining your custom properties and aspect-injected behaviors.

  • Nodes and Associations

    Model out custom properties at any depth on top of nodes and associations. Related content together within the graph to build our relationships and meaning.

  • Policy-based Behaviors

    Define custom behaviors using rules, server-side scripts or web hooks and bind those behaviors into your content model so they automatically trigger when content is interacted with!

  • Hierarchical and Aspect Oriented

    Use inheritance to define parental relationships. And leverage aspect-oriented cross-cutting concerns to inject metadata into your content model tree at any level. Aspects may inject not only properties but also new behaviors!

Model out content types and associations
Model out content types and associations

Automatically execute rules when your content is touched

Connect your custom logic to a vast set of lifecycle policies to handle events in real-time. Fire off web hooks, run server-side scripts or execute custom rules as lifecycle events are raised for your content, branches, pull requests, merges, publications and more.

  • Policies

    The data engine supports a very large number of Lifecycle Policies that are raised whenever data state changes. There are typically before and after handlers for each policy. Bind your logic into place as a handler to have it trigger and run as folks work on content and changes are introduced.

  • Rules, Actions and Scripts

    Our rules engine lets you conditionally trigger pre-built actions or custom server-side scripts to sanitize data, perform custom business logic and invoke services precisely as you require.

  • Scripts

    The data engine offers a server-side Scripting API that lets you define precise, custom-logic that runs as data lifecycle events are raised. Server-side scripts let you take full control of how your data behaves.

Create Rules with Actions
Create Rules with Actions

Permissions / Authorities

Secure your data with multiple-layers of robust security, including Access Policies, team-based grants and fine-grained object-level ACL assignments.

  • Access Policies

    Centrally manage and assign access policy documents that describe conferred grants and revokes of rights over one or more objects based on conditional statements. Access Policies are enterprise-scoped security governance documents described in JSON format and assigned both globally and per-project to individual users, groups or teams.

  • Teams

    Simplify the assignment of access rights by using Teams. Assign a User or a Group of Users to a Team to have them pick up the provisioned access rights. Easily define Editors, Managers, Partners, Suppliers and more.

  • Authorities and Permissions

    Group individual Permissions (such as `READ`, `WRITE`, `DELETE`) into Roles (Authorities). Assign Roles to Users, Groups or Teams. Create custom Roles as needed and without limitation.

An access policy that grants READ rights to Spanish content in a folder
An access policy that grants READ rights to Spanish content in a folder

Peace of Mind with Versioning

The data engine runs atop a changeset versioning system that provides Git-like capabilities for managing commits, branches and merges with automatic and visual conflict resolution. Merge changes, snapshot, tag or rollback/revert commits to restore back to a last-known good state.

  • Full Site Versioning

    Capture every change. Every create, update or delete to every content item is stored on a transactional commit. Never lose data and rest easy with a Peace of Mind assurance that you always preserve the ability to roll back to a last known good state.

  • The Freedom to Contribute

    It's easy for editorial users to create new branches and try out new ideas. Write fresh and inspired updates to your web content. Cherry pick from the best ideas to pull together your final, approved and published release.

  • Tag, Snapshot and Aliases

    Use Tags, Aliases and Snapshots to mark your branches with labels that are used to dynamically switch the live or active branch powering your web site. Or set up deployment rules that automatically deploy content from an approved branch to a live branch on a different project or running in a different data center altogether.

View Branches
View Branches

Capture every edit, preserve every Change

Utilize branches to create draft and development workspaces where content can be curated, honed and tested before being merged upon approval. Merge conflicts are automatically detected and visual tools let you perform side-by-side differencing and conflict resolution.

  • Safe and Isolated Editing

    Work on new content, fix typos, correct mistakes, or safely experiment with new ideas in a private, contained and isolated editorial area that belongs just to you.

  • Avoid Stepping on Each Other's Toes

    With branches, everyone can work in parallel. That way, everyone is free to get things done and then bring their work together at the end. Merge using Pull Requests or directly. Side-by-side visual tools make it easy to compare changes and cherry pick the best ideas.

  • Keep the Best Contributions

    Visual Comparison and Differencing between branches lets you find changes and Merge them into your own branch. Cherry Pick the best ideas and use Side-by-Side visual differencing tools to work out any Merge Conflicts as they arise.

Content Editorial Branch with Future, Scheduled Merge
Content Editorial Branch with Future, Scheduled Merge


Authentication ensures that only authorized users have access to this information, which helps to prevent unauthorized access and protect against cyberattacks. Many industries and regulatory bodies require authentication to be implemented in content management systems to comply with data protection regulations and privacy laws.

  • Secure login to your tenant

    Gitana requires an authenticated Client and authenticated User for all API interactions. As such, Gitana does not support the Client Credentials Grant and it also does not support Implicit Grant.

  • Single Sign On (SSO)

    Single Sign On (SSO) Enterprise support that provides ways for users to log in using their existing business accounts. It makes it possible for your users to authenticate to Gitana without having to remember or type in their credentials every time.

  • Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

    With Multifactor Authentication enabled for a user, that user will be required to supply a verification code in addition to their username and password. The verification code is delivered to the user's phone or mobile device via SMS, a phone call or an app. The code may also be delivered via a hardware device depending on the kind of provider you configure.

Secure login with MFA
Secure login with MFA

Distributed Job Queue

The Distributed Job Queue is a system that allows tasks to be distributed and managed across multiple servers or nodes in a Gitana environment. This is necessary for managing tasks that are resource-intensive, time-consuming, or require coordination across multiple nodes.

  • Dedicated Job Queue

    Some jobs may be large and could have a negative impact on other jobs by causing jobs to be queued up waiting. For example, a large Bulk Import, or, you may require your Users not be impacted by system jobs. Dedicated queues can be used to allocate jobs to particular queues.

  • Priority Jobs

    Not all jobs are equal to a business. For example, publish of Live content has a higher priority compared to publishing of Draft content.

  • Additional Job queues

    With increased use it may be necessary to scale with additional Job Queues. Gitana has the option of scaling with additional queues.

Publishing Job Log
Publishing Job Log

Transfer Services

The API-driven transfer layer makes it very easy to transactionally import and export all of your content including the content graph, binary files, users, application data and everything else!

  • Backup

    Your data is exported into a ZIP-based archive. Archives are stored and moved between Vaults to migrate data between tenants. Or download archives for local storage and redundancy.

  • Restore

    Restore your projects, content, branches and more from an exported archive into any environment. Punch out copies of your data into local, test and user acceptance environments or replicate data into production with ease.

  • Bulk Loading

    Our Packager library makes it easy to pull in data from external data sources including file systems, databases, CSV files and more. Package this data into archives that are built offline and the bulk import everything in one single, transactional operation.

Project Export
Project Export

Easy to connect

Fully-powered REST API, GraphQL and a large set of prebuilt drivers make it easy to connect to Gitana and work with your content.

  • Secure

    Powerful, high performance API for all of your content creation and retrieval needs Authentication is performed using OAuth 2.0 and features encrypted bearer tokens that are compatible with your Enterprise Single Sign On strategy.

  • Powerful

    Every function and capability of Gitana is available via the API, no matter whether for editorial or delivery purposes. Take advantage of pagination, sorting and response payload size filtering universally across all methods and GraphQL.

  • Formats and Drivers

    Full support for JSON, XML, YAML and binary formats (Smile, CBOR, Avro and MessagePack among others) with request and response payloads. We also offer drivers for most popular languages and frameworks including Node, JavaScript, C#, Go and Java!

Drivers for most popular languages and frameworks
Drivers for most popular languages and frameworks

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