something you cant see eats something you cant see......no news day?
29 posts • joined 2 Apr 2014
From Japan Wednesday Apr 17 2013
While we all lust over 1 Gbps connections most of us can't get, Sony-run Japanese ISP So-net Entertainment this week pushed the residential needle to 2 Gbps in Japan. The speedy service is named "Nuro," and will cost 4,980 yen ($51) per month, providing Japanese customers with 2 Gbps downstream and 1 Gbps upstream. The service requires users sign a two-year contract and pay a 52,500 yen ($539) installation fee -- which the company says they're waiving if users order the service online. The Nuro service is being offered primarily to smaller apartment complexes in Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Tokyo, Kanagawa and Saitama.
"Speaking as a platform-agnostic SI employee partnered with all 3, Hortonworks and MapR are minnows*. MapR get by cannibalising parts of the storage market (rather than the EDW market) and Hortonworks get by through cross-selling on the back of MS and small-scale deals. Neither of those strategies are sustainable and neither of those companies have a clear value-add differentiator, and it shows in their marketing materials; thinly veiled attacks on competitors, outdated technology comparisons, and dodgy-as-sin benchmarks."
*cough* total crap *cough*
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