About David Birmingham

David Birmingham is a principal solutions architect for Sirius Computer Solutions.

Sirius White Paper: IBM Integrated Analytics System (IIAS)

IBM has integrated Netezza technology with the IBM Db2 engine to provide a common, consistent SQL interface for both Netezza and all Db2-centric database offerings. Called IBM Integrated Analytics System (IIAS), it solves a number of problems inherent to both the Mustang- and IBM BladeCenter server-based Netezza machines (TwinFin, Striper and Mako), while also innovating [...]

Four Ways to Improve Your Data Strategy

Organizations are searching for solutions that provide the speed, simplicity, flexibility and analytic power needed to modernize their data warehouse. Earlier this week, IBM released a new technology. IBM Integrated Analytics System seamlessly assimilates Netezza technology into the IBM database family. Over the past few months, as part of the beta testing program, Sirius was [...]

Analytics: Prediction, Predication or Predation?

The term “predictive analysis” may invoke an image of giant machines crunching massive permutations of seemingly irrelevant data into nuggets of actionable information. It can just as likely invoke an image of agitated analysts running to and fro in a high-pressure atmosphere. Indisputably, some look suspiciously at this notion of predicting the future. Predictive analytics [...]

What Is a Data Warehouse After All?

Sirius senior solutions architect David Birmingham discusses how organizations can utilize adaptive architectures for data warehousing as living operational environments. His feature article below was published in the March 2015 issue of IBM Data Magazine. Enterprises can capitalize on adaptive architectures for data warehousing as living operational environments. Recently, while standing before a sea of [...]