"Some of my colleagues are finally realizing that not all DBAs are created equal... Another vendor we work with could never figure out what the issue was. Pythian did."
— Mathieu Laforge, Director of IT, Aldo.


Not only are we adept at optimizing the most complex environments, we share our knowledge through publications, speaking engagements, and industry events. We are regular participants in Oracle beta programs and on Oracle Customer Advisory boards. Our team comprises internationally recognized Oracle professionals, including’s first DBA. All are active community members who hold multiple certifications and designations, including:

  • Oracle Certified Masters, Oracle’s highest certification
  • Oracle Certified Professionals
  • Oracle Certified Experts
  • Oracle ACEs and ACE Director
  • Specific certifications related to Oracle Exadata, PL/SQL, Java, Middleware, and other technologies.


We’ll start with a thorough evaluation of your environment, including a review of existing strategies, system configurations, and move forward from there. Our set up services include:

  • Initial consultation—either remotely or onsite. Together with your team or Pythian liaison, we will establish work and communication guidelines, priorities, and an initial workplan.
  • Team assignment – you’ll be matched with one of our expert DBA teams (minimum of five DBAs per team)
  • Team orientation – comprehensive familiarization with your existing IT team, processes, procedures, preferences and environments, including preparation of a detailed client sheet for long-term reference.

Ongoing services include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Free 24x7x365 monitoring
  • Database installation, configuration, and set-up
  • Logical and physical database design
  • Database upgrades and backups
  • Extensive security audit
  • Review and development of backup and disaster recovery strategies
  • Performance tuning
  • Capacity planning
  • Data modeling


Pythian’s Oracle teams manage systems of every configuration and are fluent in all Oracle Database versions, standard deployments, and advanced Oracle Database features. We routinely help companies with every aspect of their Oracle Database, including strategy, architecture, deployment, and operations.


Our services include everything from evaluation and proof of concept all the way to deployment and post-implementation support for Oracle’s engineered systems, including Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, and Oracle Big Data Appliance. We were the first managed services provider to deploy an Oracle Exadata solution—migrating an existing high-transaction rate application from DB2 to Oracle Exadata.


From Oracle Advanced Replication to Oracle Streams and Oracle GoldenGate, Pythian is proficient in all of Oracle’s replication technologies. We can assist with the planning, deployment, and management of Oracle GoldenGate, from initial investigation and proof of concept to application migration and ongoing operational support.


  • Oracle RDBMS core support
  • Oracle Exadata
  • Oracle Database Appliance (ODA)
  • Oracle Real Applications Cluster (RAC)
  • Oracle DataGuard
  • Oracle Streams
  • Oracle GoldenGate
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Oracle Exalogic
  • Database and data center migrations
  • PL/SQL development
  • Performance tuning


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