NorthScale, a start-up based around memcached, has just launched, two weeks after the Todd Hoff’s post arguing the MySQL/memcached combo is passe’. NorthScale wouldn’t necessarily argue with Todd, arguing that what you really should use instead is NorthScale’s combo of memcached and Membase, a memcached-like DBMS …
… or something like that. I don’t intend to write seriously about NorthScale until I have a better idea of what Membase is.
In the mean time,
- VentureBeat put up a solid post on NorthScale’s company history and so on
- Om Malik bought into the NorthScale memcached pitch
- TechCrunch has a low-quality post about NorthScale (although it wasn’t as error-riddled as the same author’s post about nStein, which Seth Grimes properly blasted)