That system, Membase, is a “NoSQL” database optimized for storing web applications. (nb: ???)
It helps, of course, if you’re going to argue for a move away from the RDBMS to have an early success story like Zynga to point to: the 500,000 ops-per-second database behind Farmville.
Original title and link for this post: Membase Powering Farmville (published on the NoSQL blog: myNoSQL)