My Weekly Update about COTS solutions in webscale companies has generated much reaction (mostly negative), with much of it stemming from the condensed version posted on GigaOM. However, I’d like to hear what Pro readers think, based on the full version available here. Far from an endorsement of proprietary or commercial solutions, the post really is meant to question whether it’s impossible that they could work within web-based companies that need scalable data solutions. Maybe I’m way off base, but it doesn’t seem inconceivable that commercial vendors could reduce the need to develop backend technologies in-house, thus freeing brain power to focus on the core product. I’d love to hear what you think.