I run my sites all on InnoDB tables which is working really well so far. Now I like to know what is going on in real-time on my sites, so I store each pageview (page, referrer, IP, hostname, etc) in an InnoDB table. There are about 100 inserts per second, and this table is only read once in a while when i'm browsing the logs.
I clean out the table every minute with a cron that removes old items. This leaves about 35.000 rows in that table on average, with a size of about 5MB.
Would it be easier on the server if I were to transfer the InnoDB table to a MEMORY table? As far as I can see this would save a lot of disk IO right? Restarting Mysql would result in a loss of data, but this does not matter in my case.
Question: In my case, would you recommend a Memory table over a InnoDB table?