Azure Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Errors #1: cancelled transactions

Microsoft’s Azure data warehouse is a cloud hosted PaaS offering. Which implies compute and storage resources are managed by Microsoft / Azure fabric. Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities occur which are supposed to be transparent, i.e. should not impact the platform. This is a false assumption. On some occasions maintenance will impact the platform. For … Continue reading Azure Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Errors #1: cancelled transactions

Why Nintendo needs games with more depth

Judging by my recent posts you can tell that I have some Nintendo Fanboy genes. Anyway I read an article on the BBC about the Wii, which got me thinking about what Nintendo needs in other to maintain momentum. Physics 101- Newtons law of motion states that a body would continue in its state of … Continue reading Why Nintendo needs games with more depth

Why Apple, and not Microsoft for Nintendo

Following my last post here. One comment I received moved me to post this response: Comment: I think Microsoft will attempt the purchase‚Ķ. not Apple. It will be a very smart move for chairman Bill and Co. they will take the market lead in the video games market (especially in Japan) and crush Sony in … Continue reading Why Apple, and not Microsoft for Nintendo

Google Acquires YouTube

Google is annoucing that it has offically acquired YouTube, more here. in my last post I talked about the copyright infringiing issues that may follow the acquisition. While I am officailly on the fence on this one I have spent the last week pondering the ramifications and realised that contrary thinking may prevail. What I’m … Continue reading Google Acquires YouTube

M & A number 100…

And so it happens. The Inquirer is reporting that Google is about to acquire YouTube. If this should happen, surely this would be the year of the merger. Google is rumoured to have offered $1.6 Billion which is a solid figure given the impending¬†copyright issues that could arise in the near future. MySpace has a … Continue reading M & A number 100…