Benzinga

September 18, 2012 - 17:18

Benzinga is a financial site dealing with the latest financial news from across the world.

Benzinga is a financial site dealing with the latest financial news from across the world. It is a leading player in the financial news space in the US. It gives the latest stock market news and is integrated with multiple third party API’s. Benzinga also offers live web based streaming news delivered via a Javascript live feed application. Benzinga is also integrated with several third party applications for the aggregation of content and also for delivery of content.

Site Features

  • Site has been implemented in Drupal 6.x
  • Benzinga.com is a content heavy dynamic website featuring more than 20,000 visits per day.
  • Due to the high volume of daily visits by anonymous users the site relies heavily on a variety of caching systems and synchronization between these multiple caching systems.
  • The notable caching systems we implemented in the site include Memcache, Boost and Varnish.
  • Implemented a variety of optimization systems including Views optimization.
  • Integrated MongoDB with the existing MySQL database to provide seamless database interaction with a sister website of the site.
  • Site utilizes the services of a Content Delivery Network to speed up the delivery of images, CSS and JS and this was done through a Drupal module.
  • The site also required a good analytics software to monitor and track the visits to the website. Custom Google Analytics variables were used to track a variety of conditions.
    Benzinga also uses Crazy Egg for heatmap analytics.
Project Year: 
2012
Project Type: 
Web Applications

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