Great news from the Adobe side. Now that Ryan Stewart works for Adobe I hope he will give us more and more news like this :
Apollo will have an embedded database - The Apollo team has been working on adding SQLite to Apollo for a while and today it’s official that we’re going to be including it.
Gears opens the doors for offline Flash applications - Flash is a great way to deliver applications in the browser. The fact that Adobe and Google are talking and the fact that Gears is an open source project means that adding offline support to your Flash application is a possibility.
Gears and Apollo should have consistent APIs - Google and Adobe are working together with the aim of making the APIs for accessing the SQLite database similar for developers. The vision is that any Gears applications could be ported to Apollo (and vice versa) using roughly the same data structure that they use in Gears. The parallels will be great for developers.