Pythian teams with Oracle to offer database software and services for ISVs

OTTAWA, Canada (June 10, 2010)

The Pythian Group Inc., the leading provider of remote database infrastructure services, today announced that it is teaming with Oracle® to provide Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with a convenient and flexible all-in-one solution for licensing Oracle products and Pythian services required to correctly plan, deploy and manage the ISV’s database infrastructure.

With this new utility-based model, Oracle and Pythian have significantly lowered the barrier to entry for ISVs who wish to acquire Oracle technology and Pythian database services, by offering product and service in a straightforward and predictable monthly fashion, which lowers an ISV’s upfront business risk.

“Through Oracle SaaS for ISVs program, Oracle Partners can now scale their license investment based on monthly usage when deploying SaaS applications,”
said, Kevin O’Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle.

“The key to this approach is that the ISV can scale their software and service use, either up or down without financial risk or penalty. ISVs who wish to work on the Oracle platform are well positioned to take advantage of such a SaaS model,” said Andrew Waitman, Chief Executive Officer at Pythian. “To be able to obtain industry leading software and expert service that scales as their business does, is very appealing for an ISV, particularly if they are launching a new product or service offering and want to ease into it.”

Pythian, a Platinum Level partner in the Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN), has been providing organizations with a utility-style database services model to plan, deploy, and manage their Oracle infrastructures for nearly ten years, and recently extended its service offerings to ISVs through the launch of a new ISV Partner Program.

ISVs can join Pythian on July 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm ET for a Database Deployment Success for ISVs Webinar to learn about the unique challenges faced by ISVs associated with databases and their management using real-world examples, benefits of the Pythian ISV Partner Program, how to offer a managed service for an application, and about Oracle’s SaaS software licensing for ISVs. Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/239651987

About Pythian
Pythian is a trusted global database and application infrastructure services company for Oracle, Oracle Applications, MySQL and SQL Server. Since 1997, companies have entrusted Pythian to keep their database infrastructures running efficiently while assisting organizations in strategically aligning their IT with 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 http://www.pythian.com

About the 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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