RIA Novosti News Portal

  • Unified robust news portal with enhanced editorial tools for managing frequently updated dynamic web content
  • Consistent user experience powered by portal’s high performance
  • Powerful content localization capabilities for fast and convenient media data extraction for publishing on the portal 
Expertise
Content & Document Management
Web & Enterprise Portals
Verticals
Media & Entertainment

The world’s well-known news agency RIA Novosti contacted Iflexion with a request to completely refactor the web portal delivering up-to-date information and analytics about politics, economics and culture to a worldwide audience. 

Calendar
11
Duration
Months
Gears
12
Efforts
Person-months

Context

RIA Novosti is one of the world’s well-known news agencies and its web portal is accessible for the audience across different countries standing about 150.000 hits per hour at load peaks.

The portal covers a variety of topics such as politics, economy, international news, culture, experts opinions, etc., that are backed by images, audio and video files.

Solution

Iflexion team performed a complete overhaul of the web portal with rich back-end functionality for editors and content-centric frontend. The solution boasts the following features:

  • Highly scalable architecture. Iflexion designed a highly scalable multi-tier architecture with Oracle database cluster supplying data for multiple application and front-end servers with effective load balancing applied. Sphinx search server is utilized
  • Tailored web CMS. Iflexion provided a tailored web CMS that includes enhanced editorial tools and comprehensive content management functionality. The solution is integrated with the Customer’s media repository.
  • Rich media libraries. Media content storage was added to the portal to provide the audience with access to the audio and visual materials, including pictures, video clips, interviews, audio tracks, etc.
  • New user subscription module. Each user can become a registered member of the RIA Novosti community and select a suitable subscription plan.

Development Process

Iflexion solid expertise in web portal development empowered by strong software architecting skills and technology expertise convinced the Customer to entrust this project to our team selecting our company among a number of competitors. The development process was set according to the Customer’s needs and the team provided the necessary results on time sticking to the project plan.

Results

Iflexion team has demonstrated outstanding domain knowledge and professional development skills while delivering and deploying the portal. All the tasks were successfully completed in a timely manner and delivered on budget. The portal content management engine proved to be so successful that the Customer hired Iflexion to launch another project.

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