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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

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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…

Pythian Named 2014 Global Outsourcing 100 Rising Star

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Pythian has once again been named a 2014 Global Outsourcing 100® Rising Star by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®). The list is an annual ranking of the world’s best outsourcing service providers and highlights on-the-rise companies in the outsourcing space. “As companies continue to accumulate more data than ever before, IT teams struggle…

What to Consider When Selecting a Data Service Provider

Today’s blog post completes our series dedicated to data infrastructure outsourcing, with excerpts from our latest white paper. In the first two posts, we discussed the growing trend toward data outsourcing, and conducted a high level analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the three sourcing options. To protect the wellness of an organization’s data…

Developing a Data Infrastructure Sourcing Strategy

Today’s blog post is the second of three in a series dedicated to data infrastructure outsourcing, with excerpts from our latest white paper. The trends in our first blog post reveal that enterprises are looking for outside help with their data infrastructure not to reduce costs, but to: Improve service quality Increase productivity Access specialized…

Sticky: The Growing Trend Toward Data Infrastructure Outsourcing

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Today’s blog post is the first of three in a series dedicated to data infrastructure outsourcing, with excerpts from our latest white paper. Despite the strong push to outsource corporate functions that began more than two decades ago, many IT shops have been hesitant to outsource their data management requirements. Generally, the more mission-critical the…

Pythian Raises $6 Million to Help Retailers Eliminate Data Security Breaches

Pythian announced today that it raised $6 million to expand the market reach of Adminiscope, its data security solution, to help retailers eliminate data security breaches. As global corporations continue to collect, store, and monetize massive amounts of sensitive data, they’re increasingly turning to Pythian to secure their infrastructures, especially from internal threats. Investors include…

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