The fact is, Flash can communicate with just about any server-side interface, including PHP & MySQL. This means we have the extreme power and speed of a MySQL Database with the speed and superior qualities of PHP Programming! Your Flash media can connect to your web server, send requests for data, and have a database delivered response within milliseconds.Yes, that's fast!
The question remaining is, "What are you going to do with all that power behind the amazing abilities of Flash?" Your answer should be, "Anything that increases my resulting cash flow."