Another “practical” post for today!
From the blog:
Membase is memcache with data persistence. And it doesn’t use something like memcache, it is memcache. So if you have code that already is using memcache, you can have it use membase right away, usually with no change to your code.
The improvement of having data persistence is that if you need to bring down a server, you don’t have to worry about all that dainty, floaty data in memory that is gonna get burned. Since membase has replication and persistence built-in, you can feel free to restart a troublesome server without fear of your database getting pounded as the caches need to refill, or that a set of unlucky users will get logged out. I’ll let you read about all the many other advantages of membase here. It’s much more than I’ve mentioned here.
I know a lot of libraries run PHP based interfaces so please forward this to any librarians that you know.