We were able to fetch a million-row array of strings in a tenth of a millisecond, ~500 times faster than APC. The 500X number is kind of arbitrary, because larger objects will have larger performance improvements, approaching infinity. To be clear, though, we did see speed improvements of two orders of magnitude in our real production object caching when we implemented this method.
…o lower its price, their addressable market grew. Lowering prices was like throwing gas on a fire.
Which brings me back to the “on demand economy”. The challenge I see with so many of these services is that most often, 1) they are new costs, and 2) they don’t fundamentally recast cost structures like Uber did — instead, many of them are an arbitrage on the cost of wealthy people’s time vs the less wealthy.
Would I like something that’s more convenient? Sure. But how much will I pay for it? The very weal…