NYSE Euronext Leverages PHP to Deliver Web Assets Worldwide

Global Web Organization Uses Zend and Drupal to Boost Performance 200%, Deliver Apps in Record Time

Oct 13, 2011, 08:31 ET from Zend Technologies

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zend Technologies today announced that NYSE Euronext (NYX) has chosen the Zend PHP solution for a global project to rapidly build, deploy and manage new applications that would provide its customers with a superior online experience and drive more business value online. Using Zend PHP application lifecycle solutions with the Drupal PHP-based content management system (CMS), NYSE Euronext was able to accelerate development and deliver nearly 40 U.S. customer-facing web applications, in some cases achieving 200 percent or better performance improvements, within 18 months.

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By partnering with Zend and adopting the Zend PHP solution and Drupal CMS, the NYSE Euronext Global Web Organization was able to implement a modern, agile approach to building business-critical web applications in PHP.  The Global Web Organization was able to compress the development cycle from as much as two years down to just two weeks while supporting continuous innovation and integration. Among the first web sites completed using the Zend PHP platform are: NYSE MoneySense, a consumer resource for understanding and managing personal finances; NYSE Connect, which promotes online community-building and information exchange among CXOs of listed companies, their partners, and exchange experts; LatencyStats, addressing one of the foremost issues in exchange trading today; Bonds, which highlights  NYSE Euronext bond market product and service offerings; Exchange Traded Products, a site featuring related product and trading information; and Indices, which provides information regarding NYSE Euronext index offerings to furnish investors, asset managers and structured products issuers with tools that match their needs with market trends.

Customer quote:  Robert Kerner, Global Web Organization VP of Technology, NYSE Euronext

"With a tough economy in which IT must be agile and efficient, bringing Zend PHP solutions on board was instrumental in our ability to launch customized, scalable Web applications in a fraction of the time and cost it would have taken with the previous technology platform. We completely redesigned our websites from the ground up with expanded resources, streamlined navigation and faster access to information, data and unique industry perspective."

The Global Web Organization decided to standardize on Zend Server and Zend's 'enterprise-ready' PHP platform and best practices to support the complete build-deploy-manage lifecycle for NYSE Euronext web applications running in data center and private cloud deployments. Future demand and growth of web sites is often hard to predict, making on-demand scalability a vital aspect of effective application lifecycle management. NYSE Euronext chose the Zend Unlimited Subscription Program to simplify and expedite its licensing of Zend software and support as an annual subscription. With the Zend Unlimited Subscription, the Global Web Organization can start additional server instances on demand, without obtaining additional licenses, which not only paves the way for cloud deployments but builds-in cost-efficiencies.  Drupal also played an important role in the NYSE Euronext solution. This widely-used and flexible PHP open-source content publishing system can be used as-is or with thousands of free designs and plug-ins for rapid site assembly. Together, Zend and Drupal helped the Global Web Organization achieve NYSE Euronext goals for a dynamic global web presence, including:

  • Time to build a series of web sites has been reduced from up to two years to a matter of months
  • Zend Server's proactive monitoring and root-cause diagnostics have provided visibility and control of 'live' applications, and the ability to resolve issues quickly and definitively before site visitors are impacted
  • Site optimizations have improved performance, such as 280 percent faster page loads, to ensure a consistently reliable and responsive online customer experience
  • Zend Server's automatic scale-up of web applications has allowed the Global Web Organization to ensure its sites are highly available, because world events can cause site traffic to spike by thousands or millions of visitors in seconds
  • Ability to leverage PHP community expertise and extensive reusable code libraries has enabled the Global Web Organization to build site features and functionality once and replicate quickly across dozens of sites
  • Zend best practices for application lifecycle management have been automatically replicated across multiple sites
  • A return on investment in the Zend PHP solution was realized within the first five months

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About NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

About Zend Technologies

Zend is a partner to business for the rapid delivery of modern apps across mobile and cloud. We are the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP, which runs more than one-third of the world's Web sites. Zend solutions, including Zend Server and Zend Studio, are deployed at more than 40,000 companies worldwide, providing a comprehensive solution for the entire application lifecycle. Learn more at www.zend.com.

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