Pythian Achieves Three Oracle PartnerNetwork Specializations

OTTAWA, Canada (Sept. 20, 2011)

Canadian-based global database services company achieves Specialized status for Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle Data Warehousing.

The Pythian Group, Inc., a leading provider of remote database infrastructure services and a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today it has achieved three OPN Specializations.

Pythian’s latest Specialization in Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Exadata and Oracle Data Warehousing is proof that the company has demonstrated and met rigorous business and technical competency criteria for these Oracle solutions. Specialization is achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. OPN Specialized partners are recognized by Oracle and often preferred by customers.

“We’re very proud to have achieved these additional Oracle PartnerNetwork Specializations, as a testament to our expertise, industry leadership and customer success,” says Paul Vallee, Pythian Founder and Executive Chairman. “It’s a clear demonstration that Pythian is an outstanding, value-added service partner to Oracle customers.”

Complementing the added specializations is Pythian’s launch of new Oracle Exadata-focused products and services including an Oracle Database 11g Release 2 migration calculator, Oracle Exadata Smart Flash Cache Monitoring Tool, and an Oracle Exadata Managed Services program that extends the company’s Oracle Exadata-readiness services.

Pythian’s most recent Oracle Exadata clients include a major financial services company in New York and an e-commerce company specializing in data aggregation for the travel industry. It also began providing Oracle Exadata services to LinkShare Corporation last summer and continues to support LinkShare’s environment.

Pythian is currently applying its Oracle GoldenGate expertise to support Western Union. Designed to address strategic data challenges, Oracle GoldenGate requires a unique skillset for deployment and ongoing management of heterogeneous systems.

Pythian’s new Specializations build on an existing set that includes Oracle Database 11g, Database Performance Tuning, Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Oracle Linux.

“Oracle congratulates Pythian for successfully achieving three new Specializations. This allows Pythian to distinguish its competencies and refine its solutions within these categories around Oracle applications and technology,” says John Gray, group vice president, Technology Channel Sales, Oracle.

Specialization attests to Pythian’s experience, expertise and success with planning, deploying and managing Oracle products in complex and large-scale environments—and in delivering added value to Oracle end-customers. Pythian has been an Oracle partner since 1999, providing services across the entire Oracle technology stack since its inception.

Pythian will demonstrate its Specialized Oracle expertise with eight presentations at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, October 2-6, in San Francisco. For further speaker and session topic details, visit Pythian’s event listing.

About Pythian
Pythian is a global database and application infrastructure services company for Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server. Since 1997, companies have entrusted Pythian to keep their database infrastructures running efficiently and to help them strategically align their IT and business goals. Pythian’s unparalleled DBA skills, mature methodologies, best practices and tools enable clients to do more with fewer resources. Pythian’s corporate headquarters is in Ottawa, Canada, with offices worldwide. To find out more visit Pythian’s website.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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Media Contact:
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