Cahaba Data

                                                             Database Services


                            Specializing in two Microsoft product solutions:

                                  * Power BI (Business Intelligence)

                                  * Database Application Development 

Power BI:   This is a reporting solution that is either cloud based or Windows based.  It is a comprehensive data mining solution that provides Reports/Graphs/Dashboards from independent data sources.  The data source can be any system/application/web and does not need to be a Microsoft product.  On a commercial basis Microsoft's Power BI competes with Tableau and QlikView - among others.  I assist organizations in implementing their Power BI solution which is a complex product requiring data modeling and customization.

Databases:   The continuously increasing power of PCs allows them to provide a powerful, affordable, multiuser solution.  While Microsoft Access is used by many as a product like Excel - I use it as a development environment like Visual Studio.  My clients typically seek a custom application where their users do not need to know Access and are not technical.  A business application can be built using Access as the development environment with a friendly, non technical User Interface.


As a Subject Matter Expert I was selected by Microsoft Press to perform a technical review of their textbook: Access 2010 Inside Out. You will find my name on the Acknowledgements page.

To specialize in the implementation of the database applications inherently also includes SQL and VBA skills. 

Today there are important technical differences between Windows applications, Web applications, and Mobile applications.  I have been in Information Technology my entire business career in both large and small companies.  I know the entire range of technology that is available in the industry.  While I specialize in database design, I will guide/advise new potential clients if their requirement is not suitable via the development tools that I use and suggest other technology alternatives.


Customers  Potential clients should have a long term perspective and view the business relationship as teaming with an experienced USA based developer that will be reliably available when needed.  Telephone and online meetings have always proven to be satisfactory in supporting a client so that there are no geographic limitations.  Past and present customers include:
                                     * Milo’s Tea (Birmingham)
                                     * ExxonMobil (Houston)
                                     * Mahaffey Fabric Structures (Memphis)
                                     * Amicus Therapeutics (New Jersey)
                                     * (Minneapolis)
                                     * Snack Pro Vendors (Chicago)
                                     * Hyatt Hotels (St. Louis)
                                     * Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta
                                     * Oncotherapeautics (California)
                                     * Attorneys Insurance Mutual (Birmingham)


I am happy to discuss with you regarding approaches in managing your information.  


                           Cahaba Data Inc.
                                             Attn: Jim Bailie
                                             732 Montgomery Hwy, No. 252
                               Birmingham, AL 35216
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* With a length of 190 miles, the Cahaba River
                  is the longest free-flowing river in Alabama.