[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link.
“Databases are a key piece of every organization’s software
infrastructure. They are complex pieces of software that we rely on
to rapidly spit out data in response to queries and to reliably
track transactions, never losing track of the fact that a payment
has been made (or received).
“Because databases are so important, they have long been the
royalty of the software world–venerated for the key role they
play, closely monitored for their plans and whims and richly
rewarded for their position at the top of the software