The MySQL community is on fire, really. There’s just so many cool mysql related projects coming out these days.
You’ll know Sphinx or MySQL proxy for sure, but today I found a new one called Blogstreaming which “will transform MySQL into a scalable media server capable of streaming pictures, films, MP3 files and other binary and text objects (BLOBs) directly in and out of the database”.
Very interesting. Also check Paulo McCullagh’s presentation on the project.