For sentimental reasons I’ve taken interest in Dataupia. See, their offices are in One Alewife Center, Cambridge, Mass and due to my background in NUMA technology I harbor sentimental feelings for the MIT Alewife System, which, along with DASH were truly the front-front runners in early non-commercial implementations of NUMA technology. However, beyond that cursory connection between Dataupia’s operations location and an obscure non-commercial NUMA system, I quickly find myself confounded by Dataupia. But confounded on the basis of the technology? Oh, no, I’m much too petty for that.
What confounds me is how to pronounce the name of this outfit. Yes, you heard right. Let me get this straight, I’m told that some pronounce it day-tah-toe-pee-yah. Ugh, I only see one letter t. I’ve heard folks pronounce it day-tah-yoo-toe-pee-ah. I say it is impossible to get more than 5 syllables out of Dataupia and I still only see one letter t.
That leaves me with the only phonetically correct possibility: day-tah-you-pee-ah.
How Much Data (Love) Do You Need?
I hate poor marketing…with a passion. Even more so when it smells so similar to a Leo Sayer tune. Check out the following screen shot. What does “as much data as an organization needs” mean? But honestly, repeating the very same lyrics in the next stanza-just for emphasis sake, or just in case we had forgotten so quickly. And while I’m being so petty, could someone tell me what in the heck “persistent access” is supposed to mean? Even after reading that pair of words twice within 20 words in the same paragraph I still don’t understand it. The only thing that comes to mind when I think of persistent access is VNC or Sun Ray. Anyway, here is the screen shot:
Does anyone see any proof in this link to a supposed “benchmark?”