"In an earlier post I talked a bit about a start-up called
Kickfire who are releasing an accelerated database appliance for
MySQL applications in the 1TB-3TB range that gives comparable
performance to an equivalent Oracle RDBMS setup for around a
quarter of the price.
"Kickfire sounds compelling for utility LAMP computing
applications that need to be fast and cheap, but it
doesnâ€™t address ultra-scalable and cheap, at
least not yet..."