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