You know you are in for something special when you step off the elevator and you’re greeted by life size images of Superman and Batman. Originally brought in by IBM as Drupal Subject Matter Experts, Achieve Internet assisted the DC Comics development team in rapping up phase one of the Zuda.com project. Zuda.com is a contest site for aspiring artists with a Social Networking twist. The site not only allows the general public to submit comic strips, it also promotes the community at-large to vote and comment on each entry. The site features message boards and blogs all built on the Drupal platform.
As part of phase 2 of the project, DC Comics asked Achieve Internet to improve the search capabilities as well as the Permissions functionality. Given the potential for traffic and the standard that all divisions of Warner Brothers must achieve, the optimal solution was a Solr Lucene search. The Solr search resides on a separate piece of hardware and indexes the website independently of Drupal. This Enterprise Level solution increases performance as well as enhances the user experience with superior results.