Simplifies web infrastructure by compressing the caching and database layers into a single data tier, managed by MySQL.
Interesting to read MySQL is being bundled with memcache. We use both a MySQL and memcache server at my employer. The real problem for us has been the size of our database and need for data replication. Queries on the master db require a large chunk of RAM.
We are looking at MongoDB as an alternative to save on space and increase speed. Cloud servers are cheap and plentiful from Rackspace and would eventually replace our current setup. We like the relational aspects of MySQL, but can’t ignore the ability to spread our app across multiple servers at a relatively low cost.
I will have to keep an eye on how this MySQL/memcache marriage progresses.