Wow, I finally got here ! As Buzz Lightyear would have said it – To blogosphere and beyond !!
First of all, thank you for visiting my blog! My intent with this blog is to post and discuss on how Informix capabilities are applicable to data management requirements in this exciting Interactive Entertainment industry, especially MMOGs and Virtual Worlds. I also sincerely hope to hear from MMOG and VW developers, platform developers and service providers in this industry on what challenges they see with data management as VW and MMOGs gain mainstream adoption.
Over the last year (and few months), I have been talking with several companies on this topic. No doubt, game-play and rich immersive experiences seem to be the most critical aspects of the business. However, the performance and management of the data that is being used to service these games as well as the data being generated and captured from MMOGs and VWs are drawing more attention from CTOs and chief game architects. Everything from performance of the database, to scaling and mining data for competitive advantage is on the minds of these top level executives.
My colleagues tell me that with my focus on this industry, I am literally mixing “business with pleasure”! But seriously, I have learnt that developing MMOGs or VWs or their platforms are nothing if not serious investments in time and resources. I am truly amazed by the technology that provides so much of intriguing gameplay (for MMOGs) and the rich immersive experiences that VW and MMOGs provide today.
In addition to blogging on database management in VWs and MMOGs, I will also be posting my personal impressions and takeaways from my visit to conferences related to this industry. From time to time I will also post updates on what’s happening on the technology front with Informix as well as upcoming events!
Of course my postings here reflect the personal views of Rajesh Nair and do not necessarily represent the views, positions, strategies or opinions of IBM or IBM management.