CNet: Luxury models face cost-conscious buyers

My spin: Databases. No – F A S T databases are important but they can cost a lot of money, including the hardware to run them. This is an excellent piece exploring this important subject.
News Clip: For years, bragging rights in the $12 billion database market have belonged to the company selling the most muscular software capable of running the most demanding systems. Now, brawn alone isn’t enough–buyers want software that is smart and cheap, too. (full story)