Pythian Becomes Oracle Partner Network Platinum Level Partner

OTTAWA, Canada (May 3, 2010)

Oracle Recognizes Pythian for its Expertise and Leadership in Global Service Delivery of Oracle Exadata, Oracle Applications and Oracle Enterprise Manager Solutions.

The Pythian Group Inc., today announced that it is one of the first service providers to achieve Platinum Partner status following Oracle’s new redesigned Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Platinum Level membership, Oracle recognizes Pythian for its in-depth expertise and commitment in its global delivery of professional services surrounding Oracle solutions. Pythian plans, deploys and manages Oracle solutions and technologies on behalf of organizations in a flexible, around the clock, utility based services model.

Being a Platinum Level Oracle Partner underscores the knowledge that Pythian brings to service based projects of any scale. From architecture, implementation, configuration and performance management, to planning, business continuity, security, as well as traditional and cloud migrations, Pythian provides services around nearly every facet touching the underlying Oracle database infrastructure.

Pythian first became an Oracle partner in 1999. “We are delighted to have been recognized for our skill and depth of knowledge in Oracle solutions, and believe that this new OPN Specialization program is the most significant development from a partnership perspective to date.” said Paul Vallee, Pythian’s founder and executive chairman. “Oracle has a brilliant sense in knowing what their customers want from their partners, and has assembled a valuable ecosystem framework to efficiently deliver products and services with specializations tailored to match their client’s exact needs.”

“Oracle has worked with Pythian on several client projects over the years, and the Platinum Level designation is a testament to the level of skill and focus they bring to the table with respect to Oracle deployments and operational management services,” said Judson Althoff, senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances & Channels, Oracle.

As a Platinum Partner in OPN, Pythian brings depth and breadth of expertise across over twenty key Oracle product areas including: Oracle Exadata, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle VM, Oracle Data Warehousing, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Database Security, Oracle Embedded, Oracle Real Application Clusters, and Oracle’s PeopleSoft.

With its Platinum status, Pythian receives the highest level of engagement, commitment and benefits available to OPN partners. Platinum members receive dedicated virtual account management support to build joint development plans and help broaden specialization areas and revenue opportunities. Additional benefits include priority placement in the OPN Solutions Catalog, one free application integration validated by Oracle, joint marketing and sales opportunities, discounted training and more. For more information about the benefits of becoming an Oracle Platinum level partner, please visit: http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/index.htm

For detailed information on Pythian’s Oracle service offerings please email oracle@pythian.com

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 certified Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. Specialized partners are preferred by Oracle and recognized by customers. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

About Pythian
Pythian is a trusted, global, database and application infrastructure services company. Since 1997, companies have entrusted Pythian to keep their applications running efficiently while aligning IT with their business goals. Pythian specializes in Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server and has unparalleled DBA skills, mature methodologies, best practices and tools that enable clients to do more with fewer resources. Pythian’s corporate headquarters is in Ottawa Canada, with offices worldwide. To find out more visit http://www.pythian.com.

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