The guys at ThinkBox Software have all sorts of cool shit in development. Im still waiting for their ocean suite 'Bermuda' since being on beta for almost a year...but in the mean time...this new piece of kit looks pretty cool.
Xmesh is looking like a super charged pointcache solution for pretty much anything, doing anything..including embedded data channels. Caching and baking stuff is an essential process for stability, predictability and avoiding weird scene problems.
This one looks like the ultimate option so far.