Inside Pythian

So, What Kind of Person Are You?

It’s my not-so-humble opinion that it takes a special kind of ‘someone’ to work in a successful and innovative collective such as Pythian.  We’re a diverse team of thought-leaders, technology forecasters, technical prodigies and individual contributors.  When we look for people to join our global company we’re looking for people who want to see that…

My Co-op Experience at Pythian

Unlike most other engineering physics students at Carleton who prefer to remain within the limits of engineering, I had chosen to apply for a software developer co-op position at Pythian in 2014. For those of you who do not know much about the engineering physics program (I get that a lot and so I will save you the…

What it’s Like to Intern at Pythian

About eight months ago I started working as a Global Talent Acquisition Intern here at Pythian. It was my first co-op work placement, and my first experience in a professional work setting. I had never done anything like it before and was definitely nervous yet excited for the opportunity. As any eager but nervous person, I researched…

Pythian Acquires Blackbird.io

Today, we officially announced the fact that Blackbird.io has been acquired by Pythian. I first met its founder, Paul Vallee, in 2007. Paul reached out to me about joining Pythian to found a San Francisco presence. At the time, I was one year into PalominoDB, and was having such a good time being my own…

Welcome to Blackbird.io Employees and Clients

Post_F_G_T_Pythian+Blackbird

Today, we announced that Pythian has entered into an agreement to acquire Blackbird.io, itself the result of a recent merger between PalominoDB and DriveDev. I want to start with a hearty welcome to the 40+ new esteemed collaborators joining our firm today. Simultaneously, I want to welcome Blackbird.io’s valued clients to the Pythian family. I…

Life at Pythian as a MySQL DBA

Several people have asked me in the last year what it is like to work for Pythian. There are many reasons for a question like this, depending on who is asking.   Some people are concerned about the fact I am working for a Canadian-based company. This typically comes from some of my xenophobic North…

The 5 Worst Things About Working at Pythian

Have you ever seen an employee post negatively about their company using his or her real name? If not, then you are about to for the first time — you can count that as number 1 out of the 5 worst things about working at Pythian. There are several great reasons to work at Pythian, but…

Effective Customer Communications

How well do you communicate with your customers? Are you listening, does your customer hear what you are saying? Every day we interact with our customers, team mates, colleagues and managers. Is your message getting delivered? 1. Actively listen. It is easy to be on a call, but no one can see you “nod”. Make…

Using Amazon Web Services for MySQL at Scale Presentation

PalominoDB CEO Laine Campbell presented this class at the O’Reilly Velocity Conference, NYC Oct 2013. The class is broken into two videos and is a total of 85 minutes. Click here for Part 1 – Click here for Part 2  Laine will explain the options for running MySQL at high volumes at Amazon Web Services,…

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