MemSQL Instead of MySQL?

On Monday, former Facebook developers Eric Frenkiel and Nikita Shamgunov launched a startup called MemSQL that aims to speed up relational databases using their experiences at our favorite social media company. Taking a cue from Facebook who achieves such fast speeds on their close to 1 billion user PHP site by compiling their PHP into… Continue reading MemSQL Instead of MySQL?

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Is NoSQL Right for your Project?

Recently I was given the daunting task of developing an administration interface for a popular website. No problem I thought, and I began copying over a new copy of CakePHP to begin development. I had been notified that the original site used Mongo for it’s database, and after searching Google for approximately 2 seconds I… Continue reading Is NoSQL Right for your Project?

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