Quick Question…

Care to guess what the following represents (and yes, it relates to our business)?



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  1. Danny Coward

    The green represents developers as yet to download the development environment most up to date with our Java platforms SE 6, EE 5 and ME profiles ?

  2. Danny Coward

    The green represents developers as yet to download the development environment most up to date with our Java platforms SE 6, EE 5 and ME profiles ?

  3. Bill

    Considering the link, I’ll say it’s a map of Netbeans downloads?

  4. Jon Raphaelson

    Too few to be Java downloads… Solaris downloads?

  5. netbean software installation? so less in china

  6. Joe

    People with broadband access.

  7. I’ll take a guess… a couple of guesses all with the same theme, ranging from the least to most specific.
    – global power consumption density
    – global power consumption density related to computing equipment
    – global power consumption density related to enterprise class computing equipment
    Sun has been up to some pretty neat stuff in terms of power consumption in the rack & big compute rooms. Neat stuff. Seems to be a striking competitive advantage from this layman’s perspective.

  8. mihai sumedre

    Let’s see… the number of satisfied Sun customers? :))
    Okay, maybe the geographic representation of Java-enabled phones?
    Best,
    Mihai

  9. Andrew

    Bridging the global divide?

  10. Andrew

    Bridging the global divide?

  11. Power usage in key datacenters?

  12. Power usage in key datacenters?

  13. Chris

    That is a lot of NetBeans developers!

  14. Ammar Zolkipli

    Concentration of servers/computing power in the world?

  15. My guess would be internet connectivity of some description. Possibly gigibit Points of Presence? Doesn’t seem to be enough in canada, china + the rest of asia though… IPV6? In that case NZ is probably missrepresented.
    Maybe it is locations of net beans downloads as that it where the image links to? Still I can’t think of any reason why China + Canada would miss out..

  16. Nice, GeoIPs of netbeans downloads😉
    Did you check any correlations with this one?:

  17. Gerald Hilts

    Does purple represent the areas of highest energy use?

  18. nacho

    the parts of the world that use the most power?🙂

  19. jeremiah johnson

    A location map (though at this zoom level its more like location-based density map) of netbeans downloaders?
    Since I’m here I’d like to take the opportunity to say that I’m impressed with your leadership so far. I really am. You’re an out-of-the-box thinker.

  20. I’d guess GDP per person (as shown by the pink areas of Japan and South Korea vs. the rest of Asia) multiplied by population density (as shown by the distribution of the pink areas within the USA).

  21. Maggie Sergio

    The places on our planet with the highest energy consumption.

  22. location/density of netbeans downloads?🙂

  23. location/density of Java6 downloads?

  24. Power consumption [density]?

  25. The NetBeans worldTour?
    All the places where the NetBeans worldTour CD has been sent
    or maybe the NetBeans world domination map?🙂

  26. My first guess would have been power consumption (kWh), but I’d expect China to look a lot hotter than that– so my official guess is mobile device concentrations (cell phones, etc).

  27. I was going to guess that it was some sort of scattermap of OpenSolaris downloads. Then I realized it’s clickable and it leads to NetBeans downloads. So, I’m guessing it’s a mashup of google earth and data from your netbeans download log.
    db

  28. Bryan Grayson

    Distribution of happy SUNW shareholders? Just kidding. I’m assuming these are customers?

  29. SR

    Sun’s upcoming layoff areas🙂

  30. I guess the link gives it away, as several commenters already mentioned. Obviously, download activity will correlate with internet bandwidth availability throughout the world, which also correlates with the availability of electricity (larger image). As a result, you won’t see much activity coming from, say, central Africa. However, the pattern did hold a few surprises. I’m surprised, for example, that there is little activity coming from India. Maybe Indian software communities use mostly Microsoft technology?

  31. Austin Joseph

    When you click on the Google Earth Image , It opens the Netbeans Download Page , Perhaps the Pink area represents the page where the maximum download has taken place , Just my 2 Cent🙂

  32. Google searches being performed around the world?

  33. Alex Lam

    Would love to see other IDEs’ data for a comparison😉

  34. David Morris

    The purple represents where the Solaris OS is used.

  35. I guess the link gives it away, as several commenters already mentioned. Obviously, download activity will correlate with internet bandwidth availability throughout the world, which also correlates with the availability of electricity (larger image). As a result, you won’t see much activity coming from, say, central Africa. However, the pattern did hold a few surprises. I’m surprised, for example, that there is little activity coming from India. Maybe Indian software communities use mostly Microsoft technology?

  36. something related to datacenters, maybe power consumption

  37. Jim H

    The green represents wireLESS high speed growth opportunities and java me and hence a lot of growth left for Sun.

  38. John Carver

    The highest concentration of data/computing centers.

  39. Hugo Heden

    Is it a closeup on the marks on your forehead?

  40. I’ll guess: downloads of Netbeans, since the release of Java SE 6.

  41. Certainly a guess. I think it is the global use of Sun Equipment around the globe.
    Well if this is true there a lot of green to adress. Let’s do IT. Volume drives Value is as true as Value creates Volume. So let’s create values to communities and people, make this map Sun-purple!
    Aad Koppenhol

  42. Certainly a guess. I think it is the global use of Sun Equipment around the globe.
    Well if this is true there a lot of green to adress. Let’s do IT. Volume drives Value is as true as Value creates Volume. So let’s create values to communities and people, make this map Sun-purple!
    Aad Koppenhol

  43. John DiAnni

    It’s picture of the world to demonstrate the platform is the network and that the network is the computer. Additionally it demonstrates the buildout to date and the areas still to plug in to that platform. Sun is one with the platform and it’s revenues and growth will continue to be beneifted from such. Sun’s revenue stream will be similiar to that of a desert oasis that is fed from many underground streams. In this photo one is allowed to see the dynamics of what is to come and from where. The how is even easier if one can see beyond their outstretched hand.

  44. J. Oker

    This is a satellite image of the Earth superposed with a highly non-random distribution of pink dots.

  45. Jonathan,
    Depicts the ‘infrared heat signature’ (BIG energy usage) within this global view photograph.
    A ‘God’s eye view’ of planet EARTH.
    Enjoy the Holidays,

  46. Sivakumar S

    May be it represents the landmasses that are likely to be submerged as a result of global warming?!

  47. Swashbuckler

    I’ll bite: the purple is where either OpenSolaris has been downloaded from or where Java has been downloaded from.

  48. Those are the exact same locations that visit Blastwave.org and then download open source software for Solaris.

  49. sg

    Seems related to your previous blog posting…
    “finally had a positive meeting with an investor related to our open source strategy (developers get it, investors have had a harder time). The key? I had the perfect picture with me – actually a mashup. Stay tuned, I’ll show it here next week.”
    and Sun’s open source and bridging the digital divide strategy?

  50. Ameer Deen

    Global City lights. Here’s a much better picture from NASA

  51. roger hughes

    Its got to be network capacity/performance – the green South Africa and NZ give it away ??

  52. I am sure it can’t be your call centers but data centers? May be!

  53. da bears

    . . . That tomorrow is forecasted to be a precipitation-free SUNny day??? I hope!

  54. The Meal Vandal

    Households containing a Nintendo Wii?

  55. Vijay

    Logical guess – Pink point represents bandwidth used per person.
    Japan(3G),Korea,USA & UK(Europe) represents highest bandwidth eater countries.
    Vijay.

  56. David Griffiths

    Is it where the employees are?

  57. Jonathan wants to track the downloads of Solaris 10. He had his programmers embed an ip tracking program in the download and reports back to him in real time:)

    The programmers also put in an innovator reporting mechanism that reports to Jonathan how innovative the downloader is and assigns a color code scheme to the innovator. Jon will reveal his color coding scheme once 50 million Solaris 10 licenses are reached.

    Not very many innovators in Canada eh.

  58. Phil J

    It is the tracking of ISO containers – the Suns Black box systems

  59. Davi Pires

    It shows that Greenland is a really cold place. But not as much as Antarctica. I quite don’t get those pink dots over us, europe and asia.

  60. Le Duc Bao

    It presents the density of Web server, right?

  61. Herm

    Either the use of someone’s mapping application without attribution or proof that Denmark is one of the largest countries on the planet.

  62. Vojtech

    I would like to see it more zoomable, whatever it is (it is computer/power/java/netbeans related, definitelly). Give me the details!🙂

  63. Number of people wondering what use a thumper is without iSCSI target support in Solaris 10?🙂
    Seriously though, despite the link, I’m guessing power usage.

  64. Looks like something related to power consumption or carbon emissions? Or maybe this is a map of cities visited by a Sun salesperson?

  65. Christopher Mahan

    Since clicking on the image points to netbeans 5.5’s download page, I’m tempted to say that these are related to netbeans downloads… I could be wrong, CEOs being devious and all…

  66. Jon E

    btw .. you make a very nice elf, (albeit a little crazy about java):
    http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=d55ef87dbeb318d552047a8G06121222

  67. Naveen Khanna

    Energy Consumption Per Capita

  68. Elvin

    The pink area with highest density of proprietary software where open-source software are replacing.

  69. Dan

    The location of web 2.0 startups running Java? … if it were the animated google map, the blinking would be the death of one and then the birth of a replacement one.

  70. Hi,
    the link refrence says netbeans 5.5 download.
    I have also downloaded netbeans from Iran.
    netbeans is much better than Eclipse.
    but lack the number of plugins ecipse have.
    may be if you put some resource to complete JSR 198 in eclipse, future modules become compatible with both IDE’s and you can get that momentum netbeans deserve.

  71. Jim Hopke

    Reference: SunFire V210 Server.
    What is the difference between part ordering numbers:
    N31-XMB1B2512HA and N31-XM41C1512HA ????
    I tried Sun Search and it came up as not found for bath?
    Thanks, Jim

  72. It is where customers demand value for solutions – everywhere… I did a global map back in the Netscape days showing all the countries that had purchased my B2B ecommerce software – it was fun, we had 45 countries. Put of the herd theory in that no customer wants to be first.

  73. My guess is market coverage for Sun’s grid-computing initiatve.

  74. Its what I asked for on my blog when you launched Black Box. Its the location of the world’s data centers. and they are 99% at today’s sea level… if it *is* that then please let me know… i can call it another lazyweb reqyst sorted….

  75. Mikel Manitius

    Light polution

  76. Java Dude

    If this a Netbeans download map, the real questions is how many people are really using it. I downloaded Netbeans 5 times, tried it 5 times, gave up.
    Borland’s tools are 100x superior. Sun should give up doing Netbeans, it’s far cheaper to buy others.

  77. The purple on the maps represents web visitors, from various countries, who have visited the netbeans.info website.

  78. Joe Camarda

    Jonathan:
    All this info is great, but all I’m really interested in hearing from youis about making a profit Now!!!! How is it that a 13 Billion dallar company tries to pass off unprofitability, as being somewhat normmal , or in the future plan. Let’s get real here please. Stop talking as much about content and technical detail and start talking more about numbers, dollars and cents.13 bilion dolars and no profit??? Cut the grease, or fat and show bottom line profitability. As a long time investor that’s all I’m interested in. Revenue growth without profitabilty is meaningless. Not in the future, or trailing or next quarter, but now!!!! Please put some of that stuff on your warm and fuzzy technically strategic blogs.
    Thank You,

  79. You’ll see it wider if you have better FreeBSD and *BSD support.🙂

  80. Blin

    Почему нет коментариев на русском?
    My Answer is :
    Net Beans 5.5 devel. Ajax (JMaki) technology
    Right?

  81. How I look at your blog, really
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  82. Frankly Answers are rather dull. Everybody try to look at the map, but very last time to Anchor!!! NetBeanse & JMaki – forever!

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